SAO PAULO — Fresh off another ADCC superfight title, Andre Galvao is considering a return to MMA.
The multiple-time jiu-jitsu and ADCC champion, who defeated Roberto Abreu at the ADCC 2015 superfight on Sunday, hasn’t competed under MMA rules since a first-round loss to Tyron Woodley in 2010, but received an offer to come back.
Former PRIDE president Nobuyuki Sakakibara is returning to MMA business, and Galvao said he was offered a contract with from his new promotion.
“I got offers from Japan,” Galvao told MMAFighting.com after ADCC 2015. “PRIDE is coming back. My manager Jorge Guimaraes is negotiating. We’ll see what happens.”
Galvao won three ADCC titles and 10 major jiu-jitsu gold medals since he left MMA in 2010. He also competed in Metamoris, submitting former UFC contender Chael Sonnen. He hasn’t worked on his striking over the past five years, but still trains once in a while.
“If I return, I will do everything different,” said Galvao, who fought for Strikeforce and DREAM. “I would never leave my jiu-jitsu. I would continue to train at my gym and work on my boxing. I’m a better no-gi grappler than in those days. I started learning no-gi grappling in 2010, my wrestling is way better now, and I know it would make the difference in my MMA game.”
Galvao competed in MMA from 2008 to 2010, racking up a 5-2 record with four stoppage victories.