Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion Patricio Pitbull praised training partner Augusto Abdias, who faces Alan Bisão on Future FC 5 on Friday at the Centro Universitário Ítalo Brasileiro in São Paulo.
"It's one of my brother's (Patricky Pitbull's) best sparring partners and one of the most skilled I've ever trained with," said the Pitbull Brothers leader.
With four years as a professional and a total of five wins in six fights, four by submission and one by knockout, Abdias, 26, exalted the importance of Patricio in his career.
"There is a phrase that people use a lot, which is: train and dedicate until their idols become opponents. In my case my idol became a training partner, a friend. I have him as a leader, as a reference in the sport, not only for what he does in the fight, but also for his posture, a smart guy", said the lightweight.
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