Gracie Humaita’s Leticia Ribeiro and Beatriz Mesquita Prepare for the 2010 BJJ World Championship

In May The FightWorks Podcast brought you a long-overdue interview with Leticia Ribeiro and Beatriz Mesquita, two of Gracie Humaita’s top female competitors. Both women have been reliable sources of medals for Humaita over the years and have kept Gracie Humaita’s women’s team in the spotlight.

The FightWorks Podcast was invited by Ribeiro to watch the two train as Steve Nave of the International Bulgarian Bag Confederation put the ladies through a very tough workout here in San Diego to get ready for the 2010 BJJ World Championship this coming weekend. The result of that meeting was this video and two exhausted women.


You wait a year for this tournament. We won the last one. We are training hard, especially me, Bia, and Penny [Thomas]. We’ve trained together for a long time. We’ve been doing strength and physical training for two months straight. We are gonna be prepared man. I don’t know about the opponents, but we will be prepared. A fight is a fight. We never know what’s going to happen. But it’s gonna be hard to beat us there.

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