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The Gospel of Fire

Feb 3, 2020

Ricardo Almeida is a BJJ black belt, an MMA coach, a father, and a former MMA fighter. Ricardo was part of the first generation of Brazilian BJJ practitioners that migrated to the US. Almeida fought in the UFC and medalled multiple times at some of the most important grappling tournaments in the world, including ADCC. We discuss his MMA and BJJ career, how his son’s autism has shaped him as a father, and his take on coaching fighters and training for competition.