In Mexico, there are a lot of taco stands and in Japan, there is a lot of pornography, but in Brazil, there are a lot of jiu-jitsu practitioners, and every one of them knows who Wallid Ismail is. If you haven’t already done so, stop what you’re doing and build a shrine to him. Leave a fresh bowl of acai berries in front of it every day before you leave your house, and bow in front of it before you go to sleep at night. In return, your friends will think you’re insane, and you’ll probably stay single for a very long time, but you’ll earn a complimentary pat on the back from all die-hard fans of Pride every time they come to your house and raid your fridge for premium beer and leave you with nothing but PBR.
The last time Wallid Ismail provided Portuguese/English for a UFC fighter, he mistakenly told a room full of journalists that Paulo Thiago loves drug dealers. Here he is again, translating for Erick Silva before he steps into fight Charlie Brenneman at UFC on FX tomorrow night.