Smelling the fresh grass and kicking the soccer ball around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, young Carlos Mota knew then, that he would one day embark on a quest to become one of the greatest fighters of his lifetime.
As he matured, Mota adopted practices that would assist him with his mixed martial arts journey today. Along the way, Mota learned and practiced the art of Taekwondo, Capoeira, Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai. The rising LFA contender’s eclectic approach to martial arts speaks for itself as he currently stands unbeaten with a 6-0 record and a 9-fight winning streak including his amateur fights.
With his most recent performance at LFA 112: Welterweight Grand Prix, “Tizil” showed once again why he’s yearning for a step-up in competition after comfortably dispatching Jefferson Oliveira by unanimous decision.
Since Mota competed just a few months ago in July, he informed staff at The Scrap that as of now, he is waiting for a date and a potential opponent. The undefeated athlete understands that the LFA title might not be within his grasp, but he’s ready to be the promotion’s huckleberry should they require an unbeaten flyweight contender.
The Struggles of COVID-19 & Mota’s Last War-Torn Battle
While “Tizil” managed to dominate and pick up the victory at LFA: 112, the success was not without its sacrifice. In a brief discussion with The Scrap, Mota detailed his hellacious battle with COVID-19 and how it affected him for his most recent fight.
“I stayed at home for 21 days before preparing for the fight, I did. My last fight was more difficult for me. I got COVID-19 and went on a diet to fight. I prepared myself. I had to lose weight twice, and I fought in two categories (weight) above mine. I believe that had hindered me,” explained Carlos Mota.
Despite the hardships, Mota persevered and came out on top against the odds. In the end, it will be his discipline and heart that push his legacy beyond the limits of gold. With an unblemished record of 6-0, in due time, what was once just a boy’s dream, will blossom into a world championship on the biggest stage, all it takes is one thing–undeniable heart.
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