The week’s most impactful statements in the Jiu-Jitsu and MMA world

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O faixa-roxa peso-pluma João Miyao: uma medalha de ouro e outra de prata no Brasileiro Sem Kimono 2012

Light-featherweight purple belt João Miyao: one gold and one silver medal at the Brazilian No-Gi Nationals 2012 / Photo by Gustavo Aragão/GRACIEMAG

“He was the better man today. We’ll train more.”

João Miyao, with no excuses after getting his guard passed by Lucas Daniel in the absolute final of the Brazilian No-Gi Nationals 


“Caio Terra made me better myself, in fear of losing to him. I’ve trained to beat him. And he is like a huge wall I have to climb.”

Jeff Glover, in an article about the value of rivalry in Jiu-Jitsu, featured in the November GRACIEMAG


“It was a lot of fun but I train with some of the best black belts in the world, like JT Torres, DJ Jackson, Jimmy Harbison and Master Lloyd, and nobody brings the heat like they do. So I felt more than prepared.”

Keenan Cornelius, on his victorious black belt debut, at the 2013 Abu Dhabi WPJJC Trials in New York


“Man, if Kron doesn’t make his MMA debut in 2013, at the latest it will be in 2014”

Rickson Gracie, forewarning that there will be another Gracie in MMA


“First I want to be a good coach to the up-and-coming fighters and win this reality show contest. But Fabricio Werdum has gotten a lot better. The fact that he’s on the rise has me all the more motivated for our fight in June.”

Rodrigo Minotauro, on the challenges awaiting him at “TUF Brazil 2”

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