UFC 163: Cezar “Mutant” Ferreira Profile

UFC 163: Cezar “Mutant” Ferreira Profile


Cezar Ferreira is a big, strong and impressive looking fighter. The 6 foot 1 inch Brazilian and UFC newcomer (1 & 0) takes to the Octagon on Saturday night in hopes of defeating fellow middleweight and countryman, Thiago “Sledgehammer” Santos and in doing so, will be looking to hand Santos a defeat in his Octagon debut.

In his UFC 163 fighter profile, we learn that the Mutant had a very troubled life and that sport, particularly MMA, gave him an out. He lost his mother to cancer when he was 8 years old and then his dad and brother became drug addicts. By age 17 he had left the drug infested town that he grew up in and began to seek out a proper education, both in mixed martial arts and scholastics. In doing so, he met Vitor Belfort who not only began to train Ferreira, but who also took him in and began to raise Cezar as his own son.

Ferreira says of his life, that any success that he has comes down to willpower. He believes that anyone can overcome any obstacles in their lives, but you have to “really want it and really put in the work for it”. Of it, he says it’s like math and that there are no secrets. If you put in the work you will get what you want. His beliefs and attitudes are such that he feels in life you are only given a few opportunities and as such, “you must ready when the moment comes to grab the opportunities. You have your own opportunity to be ready, ready to hold on when an opportunity comes by.” As such, when Cezar’s chance to be on TUF Brazil came up he was ready and he won.

The 28 year old Ferreira comes across as an eminently likeable fellow and he seems to be prepared for not only his fight and his career, but life also. I wish him all the best on Saturday night and with that, odds are good that he’s ready for the opportunity of this fight.

Video is courtesy of the UFC.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dana&patrick;starare1person dana&patrick; star are 1 person

    this man is gonna be the future of ufc specially if he trains with alistair the future heavyweight champ of the ufc.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jmedno5891 jmedno5891

    Is it just me or is Overeem looking really small here?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

      Yeah he does look smaller.. i've heard he's cut down a bit and build more "functional" muscle mass. He's basically transitioned from a bodybuilder physique to more of a athletic physique.. which will definitely work more in his favor when it comes to speed, functional power and especially CARDIO.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

        I heard the UFC tests for steroids.