Fernandes: BJJ about self-discipline

ONE FC bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes believes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about self-control.

Fernandes believes self-control is what helped him defeat South Korean challenger Dae Hwan Kim in their Manila match-up at Warrior's Way.

Fernandes defeated Kim with a rear naked chokehold in the first round, however he is still upset about Kim's use of illegal elbows.

He said: "It's a lot of discipline, it's a lot of education, it's a lot of self confidence.

"MMA is another world, the last guy I fought, from Korea, he didn't have self discipline. He said bad things about me, he wanted to beat me up, he said a lot of bad s**t, but for me, I had the self discipline, I controlled myself. You have to learn to control yourself."

The Brazilian, now 34-years-old, also talked about opening a gym when he finally retires from MMA.

Fernandes added: "For sure this year, I'd like to keep it going more. But next year, maybe I'll start my own school. That's my big dream. Not only opening a school for me but to help the people, too.

"I've done a lot of things in my life. My next step for me is to make sure the family's okay, move forward, and if someone needs me to be there, I'll be there."