Photo Eduardo Ferreira
Ricardo Arona was considered one of the best light heavyweight fighters of the world. But, when Pride ended, in 2007, Arona decided to stop competing for a while. Since then, the “Brazilian Tiger” kapt saying that this time off was helping him to think about everything he had done in his career. The time passed, he came back to fight two years and a half later, but a knee injury forced him to postpone his plans one more time.
In an exclusive interview, published at TATAME Magazine’s latest issue, the black belt opened his house and talked about his plans to 2010. “I’m hibernating to come back hunting again,” Arona said, talking about the possibility of fighting in the UFC and how will he do to stay tuned on the new techniques in MMA. “Technique is something you renew all the time, we have to keep the mind open to learn all the time. Even somebody that doesn’t know MMA can show you something”, said.