BJJL: Who is your doctor?
AG: There was a team of doctors who saved my leg in the hospital at the time of the accident. The vascular, in the beginning, was the most important. I had two veins donated from my left leg to my right because the vein had been smashed. The doctor who treated me the most for my leg was Dr. Walter Targa, who used the "Halo" brace that allowed me to grow around 8 inches back of my bone.
BJJL: How did you do at the No-Gi Worlds?
AG: I took 3rd Place in the Black Belt Masters Heavyweight Division, losing to the Division and Absolute Champion, Rico Bastos.
BJJL: Your base / balance at the No-Gi Worlds was exceptional. If I recall, in your first fight, you took down your opponent. You went into the second match standing too, was this always the game plan?
AG: Actually, no. I am an intuitive fighter. I almost never make a game plan going into competition. I don't know what I'm going to do until I go into the fight. When the first fight started, I was feeling good in the standup with my opponent and I was trying to stay ahead on "points." My goal always is to make nice matches, good to watch, where I can show my technique, things I train every day. However, in the end, what counts the most is the order of the podium, not necessarily the best fights.
We wish Andre nothing but the best and look forward to seeing him competing in 2013. Thank you Andre for taking the time to chat with us.
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