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Marlon Moraes | Average to Savage EP14

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This is the fourteenth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring professional MMA fighter Marlon Moraes. Paul Guarino talked with Marlon Moraes discussing his upbringing in Brazil, his road to the UFC, and wanting his next fight to be for the bantamweight championship belt vs TJ Dillashaw. Follow Marlon Moraes www.instagram.com/MMarlonMoraes www.twitter.com/MMarlonMoraes www.facebook.com/MMarlonMoraes Powered by Darty Co. www.dartyco.com

This is the average this averagepodcast with ball Garino everyone and anyone athletes soets andmuch more. What's up everybody, I'm back foranother episode of the average sad. Its podcast got a special guest Marlan Morice, onethirty, five bansam weight top and tender right now, Marlin. What's upMynam Itin good yeahbuncast yeah appreciate you coming on, so let's justjump right into it. How did you get into mix marshlars? I STOPP train Awas,nine years old, I was back home umber you and my town, Ias, epoving, rette,Genero and one one of my friends that was a girlshe told me indekick foxmeand an and I said, Iwani want to want to be around this girl. You know and Iwent and went to the kickbox Tame, but I just want to be around the girl. Youknow dog and Shit and tink got shern and I sten like Kboxiand she laughs. She stopped train. I kept training and I start competeel. Iwent to a competition, maybe O eight months training I wan and Mi Solt inlove with the sport and it just kept away yeah. So how did you make the movefrom Brazil to the US and what was that transitionally? Like I wan say I startYan an Owindo, a lot of competesiares a lot of kichboxing a lot of Mone die andI was sixteen my friend told me Hima. You should pet you SISO, because youlike a Mia, you know, maybe you can fid and I just I just start traying. IStart Trang Ou Etso. I start to like Yo Jito as well, and I was aking. I got afight and then Mak fight, buttink, COL tinks was hard. An Bedo I have a job II was going to school and training. Itwas was hard to do everything and at some point I have to stop traying all alittle bit. I was training AFSER. No,...

...why you know a couple days a week andbut but I still want to compete. I was to Competi and I have a little bit-tough, maybe two three years and doing that, but I finish o school. I quiteverything and- and I start just jus- train a teach and later on at somerBals Tat. He came here, she was leaving the fora and he kindof Youanan. He saidAmen if Youare to come here. You CA come here, you can teach at the gym andthey the gym donready back there. They paid for my visa- and I came here. Icame here for Bech and this is how I got to here- got O when you got here.Did you already know English, or did you have to like learn it on the fly iibrought I boughtmy pitcenaryon on aplane in heexpensive Ne Plaim al the way here, hello, athat's, Cazyap,ouplowent, O Lodon to times month. I know how to say hello, you know andnotonoand ask for food. You KNOWFO nothingbut, that that was it. You know-and I start Lon Everte year in thoand, Leven S, so your breakout was in theworld series of fighting. So who, like discovered you to get into that, I wasn't forand. I was pitching outthere and Adson had couple tof fights and in the your feed and he wants tomake a change and Thankyi ad gon invite him to come here in New Jersey and Anhe brought me with him, and we starttraining here with these guys and at some day I was barring and this guyalleup tea. He tore me a little good and he said man. I think I can get youa fiht and that's that's how I met him now. You start managing me and you gotme a fight one, that's Howi wa, so you...

...went on a ter in the world series offighting. You went on Levin Game and Han Eleven flight, Wind Street andYouill, be you behame the bends and wait Chippin, and then you FC sign youtwo thousand and seventeen. So what was that whole experience like yeah, thenwats? What a tough roat you know I went to tot or sears and I got there. I waslike nobody, you know, and I start to build my name and I became a championand I start to fight for the title with a lot of good guys, but guys ar a lotof people didn't know. You know so whats a lot of responsibility, oer myshoulders and I was the ranking guy and fighting all those good guys coming foreverywhere and Wat hard. It's easier. Andn. You see, you see, you know,what's going to be the content that you're watching the guy and you know ontop fifteen guys, so you know you have a anotion o who you're going to becompleting again agains so wabut. What was it I enjoy? You know Ienjoye the world we learnd so much Wan oonsis of finting with all theemployees. You know what a good people aure there and honest people. They eyhelp me and they builtifi that I am today. You know I'm very thankful and Ihad good emotions. You know I was Ta Work Chan to Ou about you know I tefandTe Bell. I thought in different countries. I foughten many many ciegesin in America was able to go places that have anevert evee dream before. Sowhat was good, the road was great, but Michael was being YOURC and after acouple years I start to think so much about this. You know and I kept walkingon and Tethe purtonage game, and I didn't I didn't sign what o you see. Weprefer stay in the word Seris, but later on, Coupol turage came again andwe saw that that was time you know, but...

...they come back and I did one more fight.But after that one that was it. You know I need something else. I need to gosomewhere. I need to pursue something bigger you know, and thits is what Idid. I moved to DSC and that's how I got to do you SI. So you had a toughfirst loffis by split decision but you're on a three three fin wing preakright now and you have back tpack fight of the night performances in your lastfight, Ias, a Ko but Jimmy Ravera, and he was on like a twenty fight when Hesthright in thirty three seconds, wo geat him in June. So what's next Toyou,I don't know man, I thought to competition. You know my poom achallenge. Andi want to fight for the Gol, but let's see, let's see what'sgoing to happen and I hopefully we come to to a good ocele and then I have thefight that one. If not, I'm going to keep fighting Ino keep pulling the showand perform me for fortecent. You know thats it yeah for sure yeah. I wasgoing to ask you so I know you want to fight Tj Dilasho, but that doesn'thappen. What would you who would you fight orwho do you want to flike as couple guys that I want to fight? You know I canfit ik a fight baby. I can remet with Tas a song, youknow and then then we Decidewi Lik now but lik see Mei'm constant. You knowand I hopefully I get the shot yeah. I think eventually you'll end up payingTDI DO SOSO. How do you think that will that wha wou play out, I think tochagomashows the best. You know he bet to Beler heable fight everywhere and hedi Mix Morto wates, but he got hold. You know he got AL on his game.Everybody has O and I believe in a good given day I can. I can upset Him. Youknow I can brink. I ca big pitch to the table that could put him in trouble. Ibelieve that, and he does to you know we wekeepeating it that him and his coach they match me up. IGuess Crows. You know Y, why they say...

...that Co should fint me. You know theygotta say if it teyting Om, stuff, imtouh. You know Li cus give costrouble. WHY NOT GIVE HIM TROUBLE? You know and that's what what upsets me alittle bit that kid ever sure have you ever like sport? Tija? No, I nevernever sparan ever seen, that's good. You know always the first timeand it'sgood to fight somebody don't know at all, but I know this guy. You know I'vebeen watching him for long. We all know I tro on Ade yeah.Definitely so for those that don't know where do you? Where do you traain outof an who? Are you training with lvintm ve? You know when we go traintakeat on ANA, we go to Hanze Grace Bun, my Memaco to a tike thanky ago. He esthe figher, but he helps me out with my resting and my Halins, my head coachingTe Comoonmethe. We work cad her and you know have Ryan Coming Hou to forfod itBuckse and the train. Bein great me, I'm very happy wigh here and this isWhar I'll, be you know I can wait to find for MHE next fightan and just puteverything together yeah. Definitely so what would you say? Your most memorablefight is to date right now. I think it was the last one. You knowlike people Asso the people the same. They just remember about your lastfight, but in our head a little bit like that to, I think the last fightkeep bhinking out on our head, but I believe my first fight in the wordshorsof fighting was a big fight. For me, you know was TA breaking point. Youknow when I fout Mideo doors and- and I proved to the world- I belong there.You know, and I'm Lisetin, I'm a fighther I'A to fight for anybody yeah.I think I think your previous two fights, I know definitely the last oneyou went. You went pretty much viral like all over ESPN stuff like that.What what was that like anit was cool man. Wat was PES Grat anto see a lot of people talking about me...

...and recognizing the harder work I beenputing on. You know we will work hard. Of course I have my dreams an want tohelp my family out. You know I want to provide to my son, but it's good whenyou go to work and you do work and peper recognize. You did good, you knowand it's this is awesome y. definitely, yeah figure. Your nameis getting biggerand bigger out there, so wat'swe're going Ta Gei some fun questions now. Sohow did you get the nickname magic I gotigot from for Franki and Crilg O train with Ota the fighter and hisguy kept saying magic, Mona Mehow, I gote Anddo, you like it yeah I like it.You know it's hard too to to find the nickname, but I think they found a goodone for me, yever sure, it'it's, always great. When somebody else comes up withyour Nick Aman Noyeah ier, we always say she, like you, Nikname, people gin to stop to pall you Ouniq Nam, always on the beginning. Youhave to fight again Thento Benayeh. Definitely so what do you like to do inyour free time when you're, not training, Tim, say my familyt, my Wienwe go out together, we go to good restaurant. I like food a lot and Ilike play Vigeo game a little bit sucker and the guy like Gong to MovieII. Like I like a lot of stuff o. what's your what's your favorite food,my favorite Fogis boion food, Ain Bingbut. I, like any food anythin.I got to be honest with you ad like much Russian Fo. They just I just wentto Russa an that. That was that was the only time in my life that I had problemto find food. What's your favorite like American food, Ilike, Aon, breakfasteUnited States, the Best Ebe, you know...

Srouslovit. I love it. So you I tart to like a lot coffee, her easethe cod, but I drink a lot ofconsiinbus. You Ave, never drink. OFFE! Yo! You go back to Brazil. I tried togo o an a lie. You know every time I have a chance to go there, tens argetting old. You know I want to want to see them. You know ehow. They are seemy friends and that's sad nere, but it was great but kind of hard. Believe youout there now. You know me my friends, we aways Starto talk, but you know it'sjust for vication gout there two weeks and that it's kind of real fat yeah, no yeah. Iremember watching one of your other in terviews and- and you said your parentsdidn't want to move to the US, even though you wanted to boom out hereright yeah, my parents like Tey, they don'tknow, you know my parents are humble, you know the they grow up for and thetthey an toleave. They can't go to United States. You know and in thatmind, not a reality good. If they com in and then see how safe it is, youknow ow ENJOYABOYC. I think they might like, because if veduit's hard, becausethat's something that we don't think happen and they're like here, you justwalk in the street. You somebody call you you set taxmessage and in Pursu youyou can. You can care your Pon on your hand, your phon and Yo somebod is gonna,come a n, a Tou, and if you, if you have a watch- and I watch somebodygoing to see they're going to try rob you, you know you can war cold and itwere all losing our freedom. You know Al Right, just walk in the street thatthat's great yeaht, total whole different world. So, are you watchinganything on like Netflix right now,...

...yeah the crime stuff? You know thin watchithwatchthefe fie Tati, like the I like, the that I'm I just watch im a killerand I watch the UAN gels to nowthe ThIf you. If you e you genious, oh yougot,all the CIMEAND ou the PDENYOU know I like to do year from these people. Youknow, and every time I hear and I that mostly of the screminal those peoplethat do crazy thinks they have hard time growing up. You know whenever home they never help the kid.You know that's crazy. An and this helps me a lot. You know and we we gotto keep our fuck a a that that when they are young, Theyr gonna that's kindof reflect when the DI grow up. You know we got a Fux A and be a good paent.You know, kep them Te right advice and not just that fin. I example yeah forsure I know you have you. Have you have two kids now right Wer, you did yeah aOneoneh and have another one on a way: She's gonna, my wife. I GOINTA KI Oyeah Wan Ye. Do She do November Elav? Okay, cool? Would you want your son toBEA MMA fighter? I don't know n mysef to be a good gthe. A just wanted him todo. The right thing follow the right back yeah, but you you're big intosoccer too. You like soccer right, yeah love, fucking man, Ilove Soccer Watch,agametoday, Tolo, Leger, Tai, atoin, a Legue, the fearis going to be we goingto be excited because ren now they just move to the Jo Andes. I think it'sGOINTA BE COTER. The definitely did you watch the World Cup Yeahi Watch. I wasupset with Pedo, but we knew we knew do wa going to adv hard times, but I washappy because the team, the wone you...

...know, Soedoing Goodan. They wereplaying futul football. Ando I go to you know. I think I think there's WorldCup Mos about Dou ing transport coup Mosipos was good. I enjoy in Septemberseven Brayo coming to play. He at t United States, I'm in a DEFINITELI TENABOL WATCH NEW JERSEY, DDEIITEY Itas, a good World Cup. Do you know you knowany of the Brazil players? Unnacilty yeah, I know some. I no SOM and I knowI know a couple players from different from different conteen. You know someguys SOMC some Giye from a P, an iw when I was young. I play a little bitfucker to. I have a couple couple friends that they play for professionalteams in because you yo, so you got got get them to your feet. Yeah Wana I wantto. I want to get some of these guys to g watch my fit. I havea Bran P Ayotrothe Sanantonio absand socker, and he always asked me. We want to make ithappet this time. Yeah be be really cool. How about this? One COAN! Youteach me like a word or two in Portuguese oneyou. Don't know any no! I'm gonna Bitch one a Champio,ooaitcan' BEON yeahyou're about to be a Cambeon.YEAHSRAS! Perfect? U Rit there like that! So I appreciate you coming on. Socan y tell the listeners where they coan find you on social media man, it'sMyarm or I you know or tweeter an instagramand e molimorice, and you guysyou guys, can foll on me out there. You know and see how we do, how we trainhow we fihtit along a Litt bitmore about about me. You know for sure Iknow you guys train heart out there, so I appreciate you coming on the podcastand good luck on the future and I hope to see you flaging for the built nextweek. Thank you so much. My frien have...

...a good day you to appreciate it.

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