Patrick Quadros Success Story
Patrick Quadros is an athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
My name is Patrick Quadros and I’m 28 years old. I was born in Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a professional MMA athlete with a record of 20 fights in my cartel until now.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start?
I first started in Jiu-Jitsu when I was 18 years old. Then, in that period, my focus was just losing some weight but as times went on, I started to like it and decided to take my practice to another level.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in (your sport)?
Currently, in MMA, I’m at the third place on Brazil’s light heavyweight national ranking. Specifically in Jiu-Jitsu I was the third on the ranking of the state when I was a brown belt. Now, as a black belt, I’m on my way to compete in the No Gi world championship of the CBJJ international federation.
Are you a member of any sports team? if not have you ever been?
Yes, I am. Currently, as an MMA athlete I’m part of the Sombra Team and, in my jiu-jitsu professional career, I represent the Brigadier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team.
Describe your major highlights and achievements in sports in the past.
So far, the best moments of my professional career were the performances I displayed while fighting in two of the biggest Brazil’s MMA events in recent years: TAURA MMA and INSIDE FIGHTERS LEAGUE. There I could demonstrate the best of my abilities as a mixed martial artist after a great training camp in the previous months.
Are there any short-term goals you’d like to accomplish in the next few months to a couple of years?
In the January 30th I’ll be at the No Gi World Championship, promoted by the CBJJE international federation. On February 5th I’ll be a tournament to earn a spot at the ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship. I plan to be victorious on both occasions.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
In the beginning I just wanted to lose some weight but now I can proudly say I became a professional athlete and earn my living only with sports practice because, besides competing, I teach jiu-jitsu and boxing to many students every day.
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
I gave up a lot of the comforts and luxuries of life so I could use my money to pay for my training and preparations in a period of time when I had no more than twenty bucks in my wallet to keep training for the rest of the week. In recent years i had some injuries like a torn biceps and a broken knee.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
When I started, my motivation was only to be noted. Today I see myself as an athlete that can be a tool to bring hope and inspiration to many people’s life so they can focus on martial arts, physical activities and sport’s training in general. I try to help them to improve their self-esteem in every way by influencing their lives with a positive and healthy attitude.
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
I would like people to understand that martial arts are a way of life and not just some form of self-defense. I think martial arts can turn everyone into a better person by improving our honor and personal character inside and outside the mat.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why
Definitely it was in my last performance on the Inside Fighters League event in July of 2021. There I defeated a very tough and respected fighter in Brazil and it represented a very important step in my professional MMA career.
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