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Mahamed Aly is an IBJJF world champion in both gi and no-gi competition. Aly has lead an incredible life to get there, from growing up in Rio de Janeiro to moving to the USA and training with Team Lloyd Irvin to achieve his goals. He gave us some great details about his story on the 37th episode of the WNO Podcast; here are some highlights:
Aly's Father Was A Fighter And Named Him After The Famous Boxer
Aly Grew Up In Rio And Initially Wanted To Fight MMA
After starting training at Team Nogueira with plans to fight MMA, Aly shifted his focus to sport jiu-jitsu and eventually ended up at Team Lloyd Irvin.
He Broke Down His Run To The World Title In 2018
Hear how Fellipe Andrew injuring Aly led to him being more conservative, and whose style he studied to defeat Meregali.