After three years of walking around the shores of Hawaii and Niteroi, Brazil, Ricardo Arona has finally put down his surf board to make his UFC debut sometime this year at light heavyweight. You’re probably sitting in your swively Wal-Mart chair thinking assuming this is Ricardo Arona’s first fight since his Pride FC loss against Sokoudjou back in the day. Well, if you’re doing that let me be the first to say that you’re wrong and I really hope you kept that receipt for that chair (because the swively part is going to break off the tall part and in a moment of ‘WTFness’, your face will unexpectedly meet your carpet…probably on Tuesday). Arona banged against Marvin Eastman at Bitetti Combat last summer and he managed to grab the unanimous decision over Beastman. Here’s what Ricardo Arona told Tatame Magazine.
‘I can’t talk about this project right now, but there’s a connection between me and the UFC now’
‘My return will be in the end of the year and will be in the UFC’
Ricardo Arona admits that he leads a strenuous life of ‘surfing and training…and surfing’. Check out this interview from 2007 where he breaks the record for saying ‘training and surfing’ in a 1:43 time span. [Source]