UFC Fighter Braga Neto Turns Missed Flight into $4000 Poker Win – CardsChat.com

UFC fighter Braga Neto has turned a dose of bad luck into a $4,000 poker win after making it to the final table of a live tournament event in Brazil.

MMA fighter Braga Neto seen here at a UFC weigh-in has turned a missed flight into a $4,000 payday. (Image: sportv.globo.com)

As reported by MMAFighting.com, the 30-year-old grappling expert was due to fly to Florianopolis, Brazil, ahead of his UFC Lincoln fight in August, to make some extra money teaching jiu-jitsu classes. After missing his scheduled flight and then being late for his second attempt, the Brazilian decided to drive to the seminars he had planned.

Sleep Break Turns into Poker Win

A few hours into his 700-mile trip from Rio de Janeiro, Neto decided to take a break in Sao Paulo. Despite intending to sleep, the poker enthusiast jumped into the $80 Big Chance event at the H2 Club casino.

With an $80,000 prizepool and 1,586 runners, the professional fighter had to bob and weave his way into contention. Eventually, however, he came up short but still managed to take home $4,000 after finishing fifth.

Although it was a relatively small win in poker terms, the prize money was more than the cash on offer at the recent BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship. Taking part in the Jiu Jitsu tournament just a few days after his poker win, Neto went out in the first round but would have only win just over $1,000 had he grappled his way to the top of the podium.

Speaking to MMM Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz about his poker exploits, the Team Nogueira fighter said that he’s planning to reinvest the money into his online shop and poker. In fact, when he was forced to take time away from MMA because of injuries, Neto

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