Rodrigo Comprido is having a splendid time in Chicago. Following some fine displays from his students in MMA, the two-time absolute world champion (99/00) is getting ready for further victory, in Jiu-Jitsu, at the August 21 IBJJF Chicago Open, event in Villa Park, Illinois.
The teacher had a brief chat with GRACIEMAG.com, in which he touched on a number of topics:
“It’s been smooth sailing, I have no complaints. First, Jonatas Novaes, who’s my students and an instructor at my academy, took the Combat USA title with a sweet armbar in a little over a minute of fighting. Days later, Chris Garcia, my instructor for the kids class, won his first fight at the CFA GP in Florida. He took it by armbar in just over a minute, too. Last weekend at Strikeforce another student of mine, Gabe Salinas, won by arm triangle. All that just makes me delirious.
Chicago Summer Open:
“I’m going to compete at the Chicago Open, where last year I closed out the absolute with Ryan Hall. We’ve already begun our preparations, and (Roberto) Traven is going to be in it, as well. He’s coming up with some students to help us train. We’re training hard, focused on this championship.
Sponsors in the USA:
“Two weeks ago I sealed a sponsorship deal for the Chicago Open. Warrior International has been in the MMA market for years. I’ve been trying to get them to invest in Jiu-Jitsu for some time now. I invited the owner of Warrior to watch the 2011 Worlds. He liked what he saw and will sponsor the team for the Chicago Open. We’ll be competing as Brasa Warrior.
Brock Lesnar and his health:
“Brock is recovering well, and as soon as he has something concrete to say he’ll surely go to the press.”