Marcelo Dourado: “Jiu-Jitsu is what brought me back”

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Alongside other winners, like Mario Melio, Diego Alemão and Domini, Marcelo Dourado is a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who took the big money prize for winning the TV show with the biggest audience in Brazil, “Big Brother Brazil”.

But, compared to the other reality show champions, Dourado is the one with the greatest involvement in fighting, having made a few professional appearances in MMA. He is even studying an offer to have yet another fight. However, for now all Dourado is thinking about is the gentle art, as he told television reporter Paula Sack on Brazilian TV.

“Jiu-Jitsu is what brought me back after Big Brother Brazil. It is what got me back to a normal routine of eating, resting and training properly,” he commented.

“I received an offer to have another MMA fight, but first I want to get in on the Jiu-Jitsu circuit, be in some events around Rio de Janeiro – there’s the International (Masters and Seniors) coming up,” he said.

That being the case, perhaps we’ll see the celebrity practitioner at the International Master in Rio?

Check out a day of Dourado’s training at the academy of black belt Theodoro Canal:

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