After male Jiu-Jitsu big names migrated to MMA in search of new challenges in the sport, now it is the girl’s time. With the arrival of strong female divisions in MMA, changing athletes to fight in gloves could not be different, and the great opportunities begin to appear. The lucky one now is Talita “Treta” Nogueira, Jiu-Jitsu black belt world champion that after acting a few times in MMA had signed a contract with Bellator this week.
GRACIEMAG contacted the fierce Talita, and she proved to be extremely excited about the new phase of her career in Bellator. Undefeated in MMA with six wins, four by submission, Treta told how she received the news and what awaits the new venture:
“I was very happy with the news of being part of a major MMA event. The plan was to get down to 61kg and try to get in the UFC, but when the chance to go to Bellator in my current category 66kg showed up, my manager Stefano Sartori and I chose to keep me in this weight division where I feel stronger and confident. I never had to hurry in my life, taking a step at a time, and this is another step, ” said Talita.
The athlete, 28, is accustomed to the pace of competition. However, still not many girls in female Bellator featherweight division recently inaugurated, the interval between fights can be extensive. Therefore, Talita is not thinking about leaving the mat, despite being focused on MMA:
“I want to be more than prepared and give my best. I know Jiu-Jitsu can save me but my standup has to be up to date as well. I love competing in Jiu-Jitsu, but the focus now is MMA. I do not intend to abandon the BJJ championships, even the biggest ones. If I’m not in a camp to fight, I will definitely wear the kimono. My life is Jiu-Jitsu. If I’m well trained, a championship is always welcome, “said the champion.
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