Durinho comments on training with Belfort and announces: “I’ll make my MMA debut this year”

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Atos gang, Alvaro Romano and Vitor Belfort / Photo: personal archives

Team Atos is still celebrating its achievements at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship after posting third place in the overall team contest. This week world champions Gilbert Durinho, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, and Bruno Frazatto met up with one of the big names in world MM, Victor Belfort.

“We went to settle some issues with our sponsors by doing a photo shoot and, to our surprise, there was Vitor Belfort,” Gilbert Durinho told GRACIEMAG.com.

Before that, though, all of them took part in a ginástica natural class with GRACIEMAG columnist Alvaro Romano.

“It was awesome to train with Alvaro. His method is really similar to our functional training, but with some different moves. All we used was our bodies and left there dead tired!”

With Belfort, the workout continued

“We exchanged a lot of positions. He knows a lot on the ground, but we showed him some new positions and different adjustments. He invited us to train whenever we want; it was awesome,” said Durinho, who is already targeting his next objectives.

“I’m already getting ready for the ADCC and I intend to make my MMA debut this year. The Mendes don’t have that ambition yet, but Frazatto, who is undefeated in MMA with four fights, and I want to fight,” he said in closing.

 

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