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Lúcio Rodrigues, also known as "Lagarto" (Lizard in Portuguese), is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and instructor. Lucio holds a 3rd degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie, Jr., who awarded him his Black Belt in 2004. Ever since, Lucio has built his reputation and brand name as a renown competitor, both in Jiu-Jitsu competitions as well as MMA. Lucio's nickname, "Lagarto", which means Lizard in Portuguese, was given by Marcio Feitosa at Gracie Barra because he used to joke saying that Lucio resembled a reptile.

Nowadays people relate to his reptile ability, both in the mats as well as his regeneration capabilities by successfully fighting off a cancer of lymphatic system back in 2007. His lineage is as follows: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Lucio Rodrigues. Lucio started his international teaching career in Portugal, after his master Carlos asked him to go to the southern European country and help develop the sport there.