No, I'm not at 100% but I keep training. At this time, I was just working with the guys, like Arona, to put them on the top. I waited for the card for a long time but when Arona was put on the card, I just stopped training.
I had an injury so he stopped to train the guys once Arona was decided to be in the GP.
It's a good opportunity and a big challenge. Something pushes me towards difficult things, like this fight. I know Jackson is in shape and I know he's one of the best guys in the world. I think he's a tough guy in the tournament but I want to fight. And, I believe that I can win. God gave me this opportunity.
You sound like you have a lot of faith. What causes you the most fear?
I do a lot of yoga. I pray a lot. I talk with God. I pray before the fight but when the fight comes, I just have fun. I don't care if I win or lose.
Arona, what are you learning from this situation?
I learn a lot from Murilo. He has a lot of experience. He wants to fight and he got the opportunity. Murilo doing what he's doing and saying what he just said, gives me a lot of influence for the future. It gives me a good example of how honorable a fighter can be. Not just getting into the ring and kicking the shit out of the other guy. Facing the fight as a challenge, a spiritual thing. Whether we lose or we win, the most important thing is to test ourselves.