With good reason, all the spotlights turned in Rodolfo Vieira’s direction, for the results he’s seen in 2011. The winner of his weight group and the absolute at the Pan and World Pro, Vieira made the cover of GRACIEMAG and approached Jiu-Jitsu superstardom. However, with success also came greater responsibility and more trying challenges. And the biggest challenge of them all is named Roger Gracie.
Rodolfo Vieira is now the Jiu-Jitsu world’s betting favorite to topple the three-time world champion from his throne. Rodolfo humbly has nothing but praise for his opponent, but he guarantees he’s losing no sleep thinking about the Gracie.
This was one of the subjects addressed in this exclusive Vieira interview for the GRACIEMAG at the Worlds Blog. He also discusses everyone’s expectations regarding his impending performance in Long Beach, the support from his family and friends that he just can’t do without, and the hardships he faced in making it to where he is today.