In a press tour for the UFC event in New Jersey (UFC 169), I served as a simultaneous/consecutive Portuguese interpreter for the Interim World Champion on the Bantam Weight Division, Renan Barão.
I was not told I would be interpreting on live TV nor was I given any type of script prior to going on camera, but in a situation like this I am happy for being able to count on my experience to help me through this assignment.
The following day we attended a conference at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to participate in a lively discussion of NY laws that prohibit professional MMA fights in the State. During this assignment I was interpreting simultaneously for Renan Barão and José Aldo, while we listened to presentations and discussions by key figures of the UFC and US lawmakers.
What an experience!
About the event:
Live TV Interview with UFC World Champions
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