Regarding the misspelling in the email, there are a few results in Google results for a "Tom Cicero bjj".
A few mention a "Tom Cicero" at Ralph Gracie's school from a "Gumby on the Mat" interview:
This would be the same "Tom Cissero" that I called who trained there. I believe that the name in that interview is a typo.
A search for "Tom Cicero vale tudo":
brings up a few hits, but only 1 is relevant:
This is interesting because Matt teaches at BSU and it APPEARS (conjecture) that this is him replying to someone's questions into his background. The post has since been removed from that board, so this is a copy/paste from the google cache results.Quote:
Re:Jiu-Jitsu at BSU Campus Rec - Full Contact Idaho Forum
... follows. i hold a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu with training under Claudio Franca, Fabio Santos, Machado Bro's, in Brazil with vale tudo fighter Tom Cicero, ...
It is worth noting that the only reference to a "Tom Cicero" with "vale tudo" is this reply.
There are a few more names here to check up on.