Who said video games aren’t helpful? UFC fighter learned English thanks to Call of Duty

Learning English in Brazil generally is a troublesome process. Not everybody has the monetary means to afford courses and even entry to the web the place unorthodox studying strategies may be discovered.

The Brazilian UFC fighter Renato Moicano is presently dwelling overseas to apply and compete on this planet’s most prestigious MMA aggressive circuit and is simply now beginning to present his persona earlier than and after fights, and giving interviews to the worldwide press in English, all thanks to enjoying Call of Duty.

Moicano informed the journalist Ariel Helwani through the present ‘MMA Hour’ that he tried to study English on the fitness center within the United States with the assistance of different fighters up to now years, however due to Moicano practising with so many Brazilians, it wasn’t serving to an excessive amount of. This is when video games, most notably CoD, got here in clutch for him.

“I started to play games like Call of Duty and all that stuff,” Moicano said. “I started talking with people on the games and I started to get better at [speaking] English. I don’t know if it’s better, but I get used to [speaking English]. I know it’s not perfect, but it’s getting better.”

Although video games have advanced a lot up to now yr and scientists dismissed the parable that they induce gamers to change into violent, they’re nonetheless typically labeled as ineffective, particularly for youngsters and kids. Moicano’s expertise with CoD reveals that games may be helpful and assist in different points of your life.

In the remark part of the podcast episode, many UFC followers praised Moicano’s English abilities and his means to entertain folks.

Moicano is presently ranked thirteenth in UFC’s Lightweight rating after he beat Ridell on Nov. 13. The Brazilian has gained 9 fights and misplaced 5 since he began preventing in UFC in December 2014.

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