Marcio Cruz said very early on in his Jiu Jitsu journey he would be world champion and there was no one he couldn’t beat. He wasn’t being arrogant or cocky, he believed that with his raw talent, unrivaled dedication, and a die on the mat attitude, he could make all his goals reality.
It was that dedication and mindset that lead Marcio to not only become a Brazilian National Champion, Pan American Champion and World Champion, but also receiving his black belt, all within four short years.
Listen as Marcio hilariously describes his incredible journey, coaching philosophy, and what he believes it takes to be a black belt.
Here is RŌL Radio with the hilarious, at times controversial, brutally honest, and always outspoken Marcio Cruz.
Episode #26 Highlights:
7:33 Training to be a champion
20:16 How did it all start?
25:02 What makes a black belt
36:42 Is Jiu Jitsu for everyone?
47:29 UFC memories
1:06:50 5 Questions