While he recovers from the latest operation on his knee, Romulo Barral amuses himself on the internet.
The Gracie Barra ace was injured in his loss to Tarsis Humphreys in the medium heavyweight division at the last World Championship, and he promises to return to Jiu-Jitsu training in two month’s time. Between weight-lifting sessions, @romulobarral surfs the internet, holds polls and offers predictions over Twitter, and watches UFC videos.
In one of these posts, the current world absolute runner-up revealed his plans for his career: to become absolute world champion and a UFC fighter.
Romulo was runner-up on three occasions (2007, 2009 and 2010) and won the absolute division at the 2007 Pan. In MMA he holds a record of two wins by rear-naked choke.
A teacher in Los Angeles, Barral made the most of his time on ice to send a message via Twitter directly to UFC top brass @danawhite: “I want to fight in the UFC someday, I want it more and more with every event.”
If you aren’t on Twitter, get on twitter.com, participate and find out all the goings-on in the lives and careers of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu and MMA stars around. Everybody’s on there.
And of course, follow @graciemag_br and @greaciemag so as not to miss a beat.