Davi Ramos is one of the most decorated BJJ competitors today and a current UFC lightweight. He talks about mentality, setting the pace in a match, how Jiu-Jitsu changes for MMA and whether or not grappling competition will remain in his future. Click “read more” for show notes!


  • Origins
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s therapeutic effects
  • Early morning training
  • Learning from Professor Cezar “Casquinha”
  • Mental toughness
  • Competing after 2 months of training
  • His style of Jiu-Jitsu
  • How rules can affect your style
  • The value of setting the pace in a match
  • Remembering 1000 moves vs perfecting 5
  • Conditioning
  • Does the Gi help with No-Gi and MMA?
  • The Pummel
  • His plan to build a resume in grappling to get into big stage MMA promotions
  • Training at Team Nogueira
  • Sport Jiu-Jitsu vs MMA Jiu-Jitsu
  • Areas of his game he’s working on
  • His future in competitive grappling
  • The difficulty of balancing BJJ competition with an MMA career
  • Will cash prize and superfight events become more prestigious than IBJJF over time?
  • His plans to teach in the future
  • 2018 goals