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Tuck prepares for Abu Dhabi championship

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - Local Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and MMA Fighter John Tuck is scheduled to leave island tomorrow for competition. Tuck has a busy schedule in front of him but understands in order to stay on top of his game he has to go and compete against the best in the game.

He said, "In order to be successful you have to surround yourself with people that want to be just as successful as you are and if you want to be a world champion I was told you have to surround yourself with world champions. So I'm going back to Abu Dhabi and training with Marcus Ollivera and he's my coach out there and he's getting ready for his fight so it's only going to make me better by training with him and the rest of the boys out in Abu Dhabi as well."

John has done most of his training at Paradise Fitness in Hagatna with the guys at the gym and mixed in cross fit with Jason Cunliffe and the rest of the Raw Factory Boys. John also did MMA training with Baby Joe Taimanglo and Ryan Biggler.

"I leave this Thursday to the Philippines then from the Philippines I head to Abu Dhabi," he added. "I'll be training in Abu Dhabi for roughly 2 weeks and then I'm going to warm up in competition, competing in the Philippine Open which is on the 19th and 20th. Then right after that I'll be heading back to Abu Dhabi getting ready to compete and preparing my body and mind and training my techniques with Marcus and the rest of the gang again for the March 11th Abu Dhabi Fighting Championships."

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