After a draw against Masakatsu Ueda for the Shooto belt, Marco Loro is training hard to come back on fighting in 2009. The Nova União athlete spoke to TATAME.com and commented his next challenge, against Rafael Rabelo at WEC. “I believe he’s from BJJ, and has been fighting constantly, has some MMA fights and I believe he never lost. The deal is train hard and focused to get there and do everything I’ve trained”, said Loro, who still doesn’t know when the fight will happen.
“I have to go forward all the time, because the American crowd likes people who do it all the time. They like lightweight fights and actually say is the division in witch people does the best fights, so I’ll do it. I’ll try to put him down, but I can do some boxing and muay thay too”, analyzed the athlete, who wants to show a good work in WEC’s octagon. “I need to get there and win this fight, I know that, go there and do a good fight… I need to start all over again, I’m being very humble, very sincere, I’ll fight a guy who’s debuting in WEC, but he already done some MMA fights and I hope I win”.
After the draw at the Shooto title fight, Marco believes who can get a revenge against Ueda. “They (Shooto’s promoters) wanna put this fight again, but I’ll only accept it for the title, or I’ll never be back to Shooto again, even tough they pay very bad”, said the fighter, who believes he actually won the fight against Ueda. “I won the first and second rounds, then my corner said to calm down on the third, and I know I lost the third, but the others I definitely won”.