Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues – Beating Cancer and Becoming BJJ World Champion

An inspiration for anyone regardless of the sport. In 2007 at 27 years of age, Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues was told by a doctor that he had a cancer of lymphatic system (also known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma). As a consequence he had to start a heavy chemotherapy regime. The doctors told him he would have to suspend any BJJ training (let alone competition) and with very slim probabilities of fighting professionally ever again. Lucio was fighting for his life. See the video for Lucio’s amazing and inspiring story…

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