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Out of ADCC-2005, Sperry stays focused on MMA

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With Pablo Lima and Rafael WerneckFormer ADCC champion Mario Sperry is out of the 6th Submission Wrestling World Championships, scheduled to take place on May 28th and 29th at The Pyramid, in Long Beach, California. We caught up with the Brazilian black belt and asked why he will not be able to fight at the most important submission tournament inf the world for the first time since its very first edition occurred in 1998. ‘I’m very sad because for the first time in my career I will not fight at ADCC. But I received a great offer by the South-Koreans and I couldn?t say no to them’ explains Sperry. The Brazilian Top Team leader talks about the Gladiator FC ? Episode 2, an upcoming MMA event scheduled to June 4th, a week before the ADCC-2005. Ze Mario will face the Korean fighter Kim Jih Oh. Honest, Sperry confessed that he doesn’t know much about his next opponent. ‘I have no idea about who I’m going to face. The only thing I know is that I’m going to be there to fight’ states the fighter. Sperry will not be the only Brazilian athlete to be fighting at Gladiator FC. UFC veteran Hermes Franca, from American Top Team, will face Maximiliano Thiago, Jefferson ‘Tank’ Silva will fight Alex Stiebling and Helio Dipp will make his international debut trying to defeat Sultan Magomedov Kavkaz. Check out the official card: – Ishii Jun vs. Zaur AkhmedovMaximiliano Thiago vs. Hermes Franca Helio Dipp vs. Sultan Magomedov Kavkaz Daijiro Matsui vs. Sulzhin Valentin Tanimura Mitsunori vs. Kim Sung Hee Sakurai Yuta vs. Im Jae Suk Omukai Mishiko vs. Lee Young Ju Ze Mario Sperry vs. Kim Jin Oh Alex Stiebling vs. Jefferson ?Tank? Silva Mark Coleman vs. James Thompson Kim Jong Wang vs. Dos Caras Jr.

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