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| | Bibiano Fernandes: Why I didn't sign with UFC
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Guilherme Cruz: What are the expectations for your One FC debut?
Bibiano Fernandes: Iíve fought all my life in Japan. Most of my fans live there. I guess One FC is just an extension of Dream. Itís not Dream, but the guys there have been helping one another at One FC. If you really look at it, youíll see the guys that used to work on Dream here.
GC: Do you think One FC will be a huge success in the Asian market?
BF: Itís an event that needs to be watched, needs to grow too because that way the competition comes. UFCís going to win it all. Thereís no competition, none whatsoever. Even at my weight class, and I hope they hire good fighters in other classes too, but in all light divisions so things are balanced.
GC: There was a surprise when UFC announced you signed in for the Canada event but days latter it was announced they let you go. Days later you said you didnít even sign that same contract. What really happened?
BF: Apart from family, itíd be a great opportunity for Bibiano, but when you put the family in the picture itís not worth it. I donít fight for me. I have people who rely on me. Iíve built what I had to build in MMA. It can be many peopleís dream to fight in the UFC, but it ainít mine. Itís all business to me. Iíve dreamed about being a champion, I earned three belts: one in Canada and two in Japan. If you have a dream, keep dreaming. If you want to fight, keep on trying. But this Iíll tell you: worship yourself otherwise nobody else will. And itís not only on the fighting business, but in everything in life. People use you, use you, use you and then through you away like garbage.
GC: MMA is getting big in Brazil. Do you want to fight here?
BF: I dream on fighting in Brazil, of course. I want that. Iím an athlete and I like to compete. If it was at my hometown, Manaus, it would be even better. Fighting in front of my family and friends would be amazing but maybe in the future. We carry on and follow Godís plan.
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