View Full Version : DeSouza In Peru ....


Nuno
04-29-2004, 03:07 PM
From www.fullcontactfighter.com

http://www.fullcontactfighter.com/PICTURES/MISC/desouza-peru.jpg

Spanning the globe for MMA coverage, FCF brings you to the breathtaking landscapes of beautiful Peru, home to UFC 31, 32, and 33 veteran Tony DeSouza, spotted here outside the ancient ceremonial ruins of Machu Picchu. A rising star in the UFC remembered best for his superb wrestling and lightening fast submission skills, DeSouza stepped out of the spotlight two years ago to promote his own gym in his native land, and was slated to appear on UFC 38's July 2002 card in London, England before opponent Gil Castillo dropped out due to illness. Always a fighter, though, and with some newly sharpened boxing skills in tow, the crafty welterweight has spent the last month traveling up the mighty Amazon via riverboat on route to Brazil to reunite with his instructor Andre Pederneiras of the famed Nova Uniao fight team. The impressive Nova Uniao family has fostered recent successes Renato "Charuto" Verissimo and Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro among their ranks, as well as American standouts John Lewis and UFC welterweight champion BJ Penn. DeSouza is hoping to follow in his brethren's footsteps with a return to fighting in a yet-to-be named Brazilian promotion as early as July. From there, 29-year old DeSouza told FCF he is open to returning to the States and the UFC later this year, or might even head east onto the flourishing Japanese scene. As always, FCF will keep you posted on it all.

Fallout
04-29-2004, 05:25 PM
I thought he got deported?

Mr. Beelzebub
04-29-2004, 05:39 PM
Tony in the motherland!! Next time I go to Peru I have to go to his gym.


PS: He never got deported, chubbs. He had visa problems and couldn't come in to the US once.

Nuno
04-29-2004, 05:45 PM
That picture is awesome. Unless it's summer over there, he must be freezing his balls off....

Mr. Beelzebub
04-29-2004, 05:47 PM
If it's recent then it is summer. But Macchu Picchu is so high up in the Andes that even in summer it feels kind of cold.

Nuno
04-29-2004, 05:55 PM
That's what I was thinking. I went to the top of the highest mountain in Portugal on a summer day and had to wear a sweater.

Serra da Estrella
(s***277;r´re the eshtr***257;´le) , mountain range, central Portugal. It rises to 6,532 ft (1,991 m) in Malhão da Estrela, Portugal's highest peak. The range is an important pastoral region. Its streams are used to generate hydroelectricity. Tungsten and tin are mined there. Notable for their beauty and their winter snows, the mountains are a year-round resort area.

Mr. Beelzebub
04-29-2004, 05:58 PM
Macchu Picchu is at only 7000 ft above sea level. It considered a low point in the Andes.

Nuno
04-29-2004, 06:02 PM
Training up there must be good for the stamina. I assume that's what he's doing up there in MMA shorts.

Fallout
04-30-2004, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Beelzebub
Tony in the motherland!! Next time I go to Peru I have to go to his gym.


PS: He never got deported, chubbs. He had visa problems and couldn't come in to the US once.

I read somewhere he got deported