Dhiego Lima talks about leaving football to pursue MMA, managing nerves before a fight, training BJJ with strikes, why he trains in the gi and fighting through adversity. He also expresses interest in pursuing competitive grappling after his MMA career! Click “read more” for show notes! 




  • His brother’s recent MMA victory
  • Origins
  • Life in Brazil
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu
  • Purists in MMA
  • His love for American football
  • His brother’s underage MMA debut
  • His style of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Having a sibling as a training partner
  • Managing nerves before a fight
  • The entertainment factor in modern MMA
  • Training BJJ with strikes
  • Why he still trains in the gi
  • Modern sport Jiu-Jitsu
  • His desire to pursue competitive grappling after MMA
  • The Pummel
  • Teaching kids
  • Fighting through adveristy
  • The importance of a positive mindset
  • His upcoming UFC fight
  • Goals for 2019