Ronys’s dream lives on

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Ronys sharpens up his striking with Chiquerim. Photo: Carlos Ozório

After a stint in the UFC hampered by a string of injuries, Ronys Torres is back to his roots. The beast from the Brazilian state of Amazonas will have a rematch in Manaus with Diego Ceará, a fighter who often trains at renowned coach Greg Jackson in New Mexico. The bout is set for September.

“I have great expectations. I spent some time resting in Manaus, but now I’m back at full force. Two or three events came to me to put together this fight, but we ended up setting it up for Manaus Show Combat. I’m looking to get another win, God willing,” says Ronys, who hasn’t fought since March.

“I needed this rest, needed to relax. I had been keeping a high pace in training. I fought again right after UFC 109, so it was a short period of time, which left me debilitated. Now I’m back in full swing.”

Ronys tries for armbar. Photo: Carlos Ozório

With no hard feelings about having left the UFC, Ronys sees it all as a great experience. However, the dream continues.

“It was a great experience. It’s a huge event and the pressure’s huge, too. I’m happy to have lived the dream and I’m going to fight to get back there. I’ll never let my dreams die, I’ll keep doing what I always did here in Brazil and some other events abroad should crop up for me to fight at, too. I’m going to do all it takes to be back,” he states.

“I was keeping a high pace in Brazil and when I entered the UFC, I had to operate my knee and then my eye. That broke my rhythm, without a doubt. I fought well against Melvin Guillard and then didn’t do well against Jacob Volkmann. But I keep my head high, focused on my next fight,” says the beast from Nova União in closing.

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