GB featherweight wants in at Abu Dhabis: “I fight for zero bucks or a million”

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Caio Gregório atop the podium (publicity photo)

A 23-year-old featherweight from Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte, Caio Gregório is still relatively unknown to the greater Jiu-Jitsu-loving public.

However, he’s hoping all that will change come January 19 and 20, when the most hotly disputed tryouts for the Abu Dhabi WPJJC goes down in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“I’m ready and hoping to win the featherweight division at the tryouts. Especially since the World Championship was moved to the United States, the Trials have been a wonderful showcase here in Brazil and a great way to face great athletes. I never enter a championship for competing’s sake. I enter to become champion, whether it’s for nothing or for a million bucks. What I want most is to get a ticket to Abu Dhabi and face the big names in my weight class,” Caio Gregório said when interviewed by

The diminutive ace from GB has been training hard under his coach Erik Wanderley in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. “I train in Jiu-Jitsu every day with my students and my teacher Erik Wanderley, who just arrived from the United States. I spend most of the day in the dojo training and going over details,” explained the agile black belt.

“As the match duration is six minutes, it’s a more dynamic game, but I’m prepared to use a strong and quick game,” he said in closing.

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