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|Vive A:||Quixada, Ceara Brazil|
|Altezza:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Peso:||145 libbre ( 65 kg )|
Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens knocks out Rony Jason with a kick to the head at Fight Night Brazil in this week's MetroPCS: Move of the Week.giu 25, 2014
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UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera on May 30, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)mag 30, 2014
UFC Fight Night Miocic vs Maldonado open training session for media at the Renaissance Hotel on May 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)mag 29, 2014
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TRAINING: I wake up at 8:00 am and run 40 minutes. At midday I go to the gym and I train very hard. After the gym I go home, play videogames and play with my dog that I love, I do other things and wait for the next training session at 21:00pm. For my diet I basically eat proteins, fruits, vegetables and a lot of water.
When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I always liked martial arts, and I started because of a classmate. I started in Jiu Jitsu because I was a fan of the Gracies and I always liked to test myself and think that I could be a big gladiator.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF Brazil featherweight winner, Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing black belt, orange belt in Judo. I was an eight-time Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Jiu Jitsu champion, two-time Jiu Jitsu state champion in Rio Grande do Norte and once in Ceará, North-Northeast Jiu Jitsu champion, 3rd place at the Jiu Jitsu Pan American Games.
Do you have any heroes? My hero in cartoons is Naruto and in real life my mother and my brother.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the transition from a dream to reality. It's believing that no matter what your dream is, if you believe and go after it, it will become reality.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to law school but stopped in the middle to focus on my training and realize my dream to fight in the UFC.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a night guard.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I'm the current champion of Brazilian organization Max Fight.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite striking technique: Hook to the body
• Wears hockey mask into fights like the horror movie character Jason
• Pro since 2006
• Eight wins by submission (2 armbar, 4 triangle, RNC, arm triangle), five by knockout