Comprido joins the show to talk about growing up in Brazil in a neighborhood filled with legends, competition strategy and ref bias. He also talks about the infamous Alliance team split and he sounds off on steroid and marijuana usage in BJJ.  Click “read more” for listening options and show notes!

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  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity in Brazil
  • The BJJ vs Luta Livre rivalry
  • Learning from Master Jacare Cavalcanti
  • Street fights
  • The pre-internet generation
  • Getting Leo Vieira grounded as a kid
  • Sao Paulo vs Rio
  • Lanky body types
  • The evolution of his style
  • His belief that he was never talented
  • The dangers of being a talented person
  • Competition strategy
  • Preparation
  • The infamous Alliance split
  • The Pummel
  • His contribution to imporving refereeing
  • Ref bias
  • Steroids in BJJ
  • Marijuana use in BJJ
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Overcoming larger opponents
  • Competing as an instructor
  • Goals for 2020