Whether you are in business, are an athlete, or want to better yourself, this interview with Rafael Lovato Jr. shows one man’s journey on how to achieve greatness, and how you can apply these principles to your life to achieve success. Rafael stopped by the Budokon University to better understanding how the Budokon system can add power, flexibility, movement, and longevity to any athlete’s career.
Although Lovato is known as a successful competitor in high-level competition, he is particularly notable for being the third American (B.J. Penn being the first) to win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship as a black belt.
Rafael (6’3″ 185) is a black belt under Carlos Machado, the oldest of the Machado family. Rafael has had a long and formative training history with Xande and Saulo Ribeiro, one which began after he competed against Saulo in the finals of the 2003 Arnold Classic when Rafael was just 19 years old.
Rafael is currently 6-0 as a professional fighter and is expected to face Chris Honeycutt at Bellator 189 Live on Spike Sports.