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When asked about his work ethic in the gym, Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida said, “I have to risk everything in the gym.”


Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida, a heavyweight fighter for ONE Championship and a legend in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, tries everything in training so that when he competes, he will be completely prepared.

The strategy has brought the American Top Team/Evolve MMA affiliate tremendous windfalls over the course of his career, including being a 17-time BJJ world champion and being among the fighters in ONE who currently have an excellent winning record.

In a recent video post on Instagram, the user known as “Buchecha” discussed the mental approach that he takes to his workouts. In that place, he stated:

“The first thing I always try to do is put myself in each and every situation,” she said. I don’t always put forth a lot of effort at the gym. On the other hand, there are days where I get up and say, “Alright, today’s a competition day.” I am unable to make any blunders. When it comes to the competition, I can’t just do anything I want to.”

The Brazilian man, who is 33 years old, continued by saying:

“However, on the most of the other days, the majority of the other days, I just go there and do whatever I want to do, and you know that I loose my game, try new things, I get caught, I tap, and I start over again and keep trying. This is how I get better at what I do because if I put myself in every scenario, every horrible position during my training, then when I get to the tournament, nothing is going to surprise me, like nothing is going to make me go, ‘Oh my god, I’ve never been here.’ Because of this, I have no choice but to put everything on the line in the gym.

Take a look at the video that was posted down below:

‘Buchecha’ competed at ONE Fight Night 13 on Prime Video earlier this month in Bangkok. The event was broadcast on Prime Video. He faced up against Oumar ‘Reug Reug’ Kane of Senegal in a featured heavyweight mixed martial arts fight.

He suffered his first defeat in ONE Championship, but not before pushing ‘Reug Reug’ to the limit and ultimately losing by unanimous decision. It was his first fight ever. Before suffering his first loss, ‘Buchecha’ had won his previous four fights in the promotion, with each victory coming by way of a first-round knockout.

Despite having a setback in his most recent battle, ‘Buchecha’ stated that he was alright and that he was going to use the experience to come back better and stronger. His ultimate objective is to one day compete for the world championship.

Prime Video members in North America get access to a free replay of ONE Fight Night 13, which took place earlier this month.

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