"... I'll keep doing what I'm doing over here," Fogolin said. "Pat came and talked to me and whatever. I was here before. He offered me to relocate and I looked for other places. But I came here first. It's my place and I have 100 students who are backing me up. They don't want to let go. They are my family right now. It's just a hard situation. But fighting this, we have to prevail this hard situation. Everything is going to be all right."
Fogolin said Tenore wants Team Triunfo to move, but Fogolin said he likes the area. He said he worked hard to produce his studio. He worked at a restaurant and saved money while he trained for fights. Fogolin said Tenore and his friends would sometimes visit the restaurant.
"I used to hook them up at the restaurant," Fogolin said.
Fogolin, from Brazil, has never met the Mendes brothers, but like many in the jiu jitsu community he knows of the elite fighters, who are also from Brazil.