Asbel Cancio is back!
firstly, i would like to thank you for your kind words and yes i am the Sifu Cancio that fought in UFC 5. i cannot believe that almost 8 years later there is still
interest about my fight. i must tell you regarding your question about my thoughts going into the tournament, i had no particular thoughts other than
reacting to whatever my opponent threw my way. unfortunately the outcome did not go in my favor, but i must tell you that this experience opened my eyes and mind to a new level. i know that dave benetau did not want to find out first hand what my stand up abilities were even though he mentioned that he
would go toe to toe with anyone. regardless i give him credit for winning and showing me how effective grappling can be in a one on one scenario under those circumstances. remember the UFC was the brain child of Horion Gracie so
to a certain extent the rules have always favored grapplers. thank you for your email and hope to hear from you soon.
your ving tsun brother,
Sifu Asbel Cancio"