Following the win, more heavy training to come

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GSP with Crispim. Photo: Personal archives

GSP with Crispim. Photo: Personal archives

A Jiu-Jitsu teacher with an academy in Pleasanton, California, Alex Crispim hasn’t yet gotten his December-19th victory at Strikeforce out of his head.

Despite his unanimous decision win over AJ Fonseca, the black belt, being the savvy teacher he is, found some details needing correction.

“The fight was awesome, but I’d liked to have finished it. I nearly got him in the end; I let my game flow more in the third round. It could have been better, but I only had two weeks to train after I found out about the fight and I had to deal with a nasty case of sinusitis. I needed to fight smart to budget my gas,” he remarked to

After dedicating his win to wife Michele and newborn daughter Athena, Crispim is already paving the way to having some new training partners. Tougher training partners, as you can see in the photo.

“I couldn’t pass up the chance to take a picture with the best welterweight in the UFC, could I? It happens that I work at the new UFC Gym that opened in Concord, California, where I’m head Jiu-Jitsu coach. On fine day, Georges St-Pierre came over to check out the facilities at the gym. As he trains in Canada with a close friend of mine, Bruno Fernandes, and when he goes to Brazil he trains with Paulo Tarso at Viktor Gym and Gustavo Ximu at Gracie Barra, we had a talk about all that. I told him it would be an honor to train with him any time he is around these parts,” he invited.

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