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From Fightbomb's translation of a Portugese interview:
Ricardo Arona: Well, what I have confirmed by now is the ADCC in Barcelona, Spain. I'm confirmed to fight in there. It's gonna happen in September 24th. Also I've spoken with Amaury Bitteti who is promoting a large MMA event in Rio de Janeiro, Bitteti Combat. I'm signed with this event, it'll be in September 12nd.
I'm doing the right things that are needed to be the champion. A lot of boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, a little bit of each discipline, doing the right thing.
I'll come back, for sure. My life has no sense if I don't fight. I don't fight for two years and I fight since I was 15, I stayed away from fights for two years and it had no fun at all. As long as I'm alive and healthy I'll be fighting.
I'll come back like an animal, with blood in the eyes, just like I always do.
Ricardo Arona, one of Pride's biggest stars, has been out of active competition since April 2007, where he lost to Sokoudjou via first round knockout.