Marcus Almeida Buchecha has signed an MMA deal with Khabib’s manager. Ali Abdelaziz told Mohammed Jassim Al Hosani that Buchecha will stop competing in the gi to focus on MMA, but he will still be available to compete in no-gi and grappling matches.
FloGrappling posted on Instagram:
Buchecha Talked about MMA transition befoe, he said for MMAfighting.com :
“If I have to try something new, this is the time,” Almeida said. “This is something I still think about a lot. As a fighter, I want to test myself and get out of my comfort zone. A real fighter has to fight with the gi, no-gi, and test himself in MMA as well. I’ve always defended that (idea) and I can’t go against my own thought. This is something I wanna do. I don’t know when, but it will be natural. No rush, no dates. I still think about that a lot.”