Cyborg and Popovitch deploy to help Will Ribeiro

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Cyborg and Pablo at No-Gi Worlds. Photo: personal archive.

A fighter who impressed with his performances in the WEC, Will Ribeiro had his career cut short by a motorcycle accident in 2008. Ever since, the fighter and his family have struggled to collect funds for his treatment. But the fight world hasn’t abandoned Will. Big-name athletes like Rodrigo Minotauro and Anderson Silva, for example, have held seminars where all the proceeds went to the fighter’s treatment.

Keen to Will’s plight, winning duo from the No-Gi World Championship Roberto Cyborg and Pablo Popovitch, two of our GMAs, entered the campaign.

“I’ve been following what happened to Will Ribeiro, and Pablo Popovitch and I decided to do two seminars where all the money to come in will go to helping him,” says Cyborg.

“Our year has been so blessed, and this is the least we can do to support a warrior like Will. Unfortunately, sometimes you take hard knocks in life, and we have to be very thankful that we can live and breathe Jiu-Jitsu,” he says.

“My seminar is on December 18, at my academy in Miami Beach. It will be a two-hour seminar. I can be reached at 305-534-7410. The second one is Pablo’s, on January 8, at his academy in Fort Lauderdale. He can be reached at 954-771-0084,” says Cyborg in closing.

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