John Bartolo Show - Claudinha Gadelha

Short Summary:

In this episode, John interviews Claudinha Gadelha, Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Women’s Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Claudinha is in the top 6 of the Women’s Strawweight division and has her eye on the title. This episode is Claudinha’s first ever recorded podcast in the history of her career. You will gain a glimpse of the training, perseverance and determination required in the everyday life of an UFC fighter.

 

Long Summary:

In this episode, John interviews Claudinha Gadelha, Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Women’s Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Claudinha is in the top 6 of the Women’s Strawweight division and has her eye on the title. This episode is Claudinha’s first ever recorded podcast in the history of her career.

Claudinha shares her life story and her journey to becoming a UFC fighter. Also, she shares about her personal life, relationships and mindset. Her coach, Bo Sandoval, also joins her to share insight. They even candidly share about creepy internet communication from fans.
In conclusion, you will gain a glimpse of the training, perseverance and determination required in the everyday life of an UFC fighter.

 

 Timestamps:

0:06 — John thanks sponsors.
0:31 — John introduces today’s guest – Claudinha Gadelha.
1:20 — Claudinha shares her story.
14:00 — Claudinha shares her parent’s mental journey to embracing her career.
18:16 — John asks Claudinha about her light bulb moment when she knew she could have a fighting career.
21:18 — John asks Claudinha if there was anyone she looked up to as she was growing up.
23:10 — Claudinha talks about how she handles the pressure of each fight.
30:00 — John and Claudinha talk about vacationing alone.
32:27 — John asks Claudinha about dating.
36:32 — John asks Claudinha what happens after UFC.
46:00 — John and Claudinha talk about posting pictures after fights.
51:00 — John and Brett talk about today’s communication.
44:00 — John and Brett talk about differing opinions and discussion.
46:34 — John and Brett talk about who you have around you.
51:00 — John, Claudinha and her coach talk about mindset.
55:00 — John asks Claudinha about the people in her circle.
59:00 — John asks Claudinha about the importance of “the title.”
1:02:13 — John asks Claudinha about the creepiest message she’s ever gotten.
1:10:26 — John thanks sponsors and asks for a review.

 

Key Quotes:

“To get ahead, you’re going to leave people behind.” -John Bartolo

“The best piece of advice is to be present and be in the moment.” -John Bartolo

“I want someone to have the same drive, the same mentality. For a relationship to work, both people need to be successful in life…I’m not looking for someone to make me happy.” -Claudinha Gadelha

“People say I’m a good looking girl, but it’s not what makes me go do things in life. I could use my beauty to get things in life but that’s not what makes me happy. Fighting makes me feel amazing.” -Claudinha

“You don’t go out of your way to be an alpha. You ARE an alpha.” -John

“That’s my motivation, my drive every day. I want that title.” -Claudinha

“The skill is there. strength is there. The cardio is there. The hardest thing for me is the balance-to be physically and mentally prepared.” -Claudinha