Draculino on Strikeforce debut, Eddie Bravo and more!

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  1. Connection Rio

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    Connection Rio Podcast #8 Vinicius Draculino

    Draculino on Strikeforce debut, Eddie Bravo, his academies in Brazil/Texas and more!


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    Thanks....listening to it right now. Great questions so far.
     
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    Loving it so far.

    "Rival? I'm a rival of everyone who steps in front of me on the mat" lol Classic.
     
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    EDIT DOUBLE: Well..sherdog is acting awesome today lol
     
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    More cliff notes PR! The rival line is awesome.
     
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    Nice, i want to go train at Tree sexty Tree in Webster TX.:icon_neut


    Oh and interesting talk on the Bravo deal.
     
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    The more you hear this guy talk the more you have to like him.
     
  8. POPPA ROTZEE

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    Basically they asked drac about his rivalry with Eddie Bravo and would he ever fight him, and he was like I don't have a rivalry with him. I am a rival with anyone who steps in front of me on the mat.

    He said he never chooses an opponent and he will fight anyone including Eddie Bravo but that he doubts he will ever see him on a mat because he hasn't dont anything since Royler. He also went on to explain how the whole drama started and how it was unintentional on his part and reiterated some compliments he stated in the first interview.

    He also talks about Rocky Long, his upcoming strikeforce opponent and how he isn't taking him lightly. He is like a Houston MMA legend being one of the first guys to fight out here and do good. He has fought a lot of wars, he is hard to knock out and hard to take down but he is weaker on the ground and thats where Draculino is excellent.

    He says he doesn't promise anything but to come in there with the old school mindset and to leave it all in the ring. He said he promises to give his best and if Rocky wants to beat him..he is going to have to do everything he can and take everything from him because he is going to give him everything he's got.

    All in all it was a really good interview.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks.

    Dracs not my instructor and I've never met him or any of his students but from all the stuff you guys post of him, I feel like I kind of know him. Can't wait for his fight.
     
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    I'm sure he will be glad to have you and everyone else support.
     
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    Thanks Dennis!

    Great stuff.
     
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    No problem!

    It was great to see Draculino and hear how the academy is developing in Texas. His time in the US has been well spent. Seeing him with the rewards of good, loyal students, successful academies in USA/Brazil, and another MMA fight in a solid organization was great.
     
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    Was a great listen, thanks brother!
     
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    This reminds me. When I was listening to you and Drac talk about training with each other, it reminded me of your IFC fight with Toby Imada which I have the DVD of somewhere.

    Do you think you will ever fight in MMA again?
     
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    I liked that fight with Toby, I like Toby Imada, good guy.

    Now my time is dedicated to Connection Rio and teaching/training Jiu-jitsu. Fighting again means dedicating my time and focus on training and preparation for fights...It is possible though!
     
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    HAHAHAHA this is the same questions that started a spark in Draculino's heart, little questions here and there flamed the idea until BAM...he was back in the ring. You might be next :p
     
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    Hey, I wouldn't be complaining if I saw you step back into the ring...:D
     
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    Wow. I didn't know Drac is fighting Rocky. I hate to root against either one of those guys. I had trained with Rocky for many years while living in Houston and have many friends that train with Drac and I have helped Drac corner a friend of mine before.

    WAR Tim Kennedy
    WAR Drac
    WAR Rocky
     
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    Anything is possible.

    How is the local media accepting Strikeforce and Draculino's fighting there? Does the press give it attention?
     
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    The Silencer must return!
     

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