Six times a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida could be interested in making a transition to mixed martial arts.
During an interview with Combate, the 28-year-old said he could see him making the move in the future, although it would have to be under the right conditions.
“I never planned anything in my life, I never thought I would make it this far,” Buchecha said. “That’s how I want to keep it. One day after the other, without too many plans for the future. As for MMA, I don’t have the dream to become an UFC champion, but I will test myself sooner or later. Unfortunately, nobody has treated me the way I desire. I think I’m at the top of my sport, so I won’t start at the bottom like they want me to, that won’t happen.
“If I come across a reasonable proposal, then I’ll do it. I’m in no hurry. MMA is something I haven’t ruled out, but it has to be under the right conditions.”
Buchecha is not only a six-time world champion at the 220 pounds weight class, but also a five-time world champion at the absolute division. His current BJJ record is 117-10-1, with the sole draw being against Roger Gracie. Almeida also holds wins over notables names such as Leandro Lo, Alexandre Ribeiro and Rafael Lovato Jr.
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