Goes' biggest MMA accomplishments were earning draws against Saku and Frank Shamrock -- who were seen as the two best pound-for-pound in the world at one point. Almost caught both guys with chokes. One bad, bad dude. It seems he always focused on MMA/vale tudo and not jiu-jitsu tournaments. I read that he was in the Brazilian military as well.
Shen is correct; BJ Penn went to train with Goes late in his career.
Allan Goes on being a fighter, and BJ Penn:
“These guys these days, they need ten week training camps. Dude, if a guy comes and knocks on your gym and says “hey, I’m going to kick your ass”, are you going to say “hey, can you come in ten weeks? In ten weeks I’m going to be ready for you.” What is that? That’s the difference of the guys back in the day and the guys today. The guys back in the day are ready any time. We were born ready. We train every day; we have good nutrition every day. You are not a warrior on occasion. You wake up warrior, you die warrior. I don’t like it. In the fights these days, guys just hold you and hold you — and throw two punches and look to the clock. That is not a warrior.”
“BJ is old-school. He was raised by the OG’s in the sport of jiu-jitsu. He doesn’t care. He’s not a samurai every other day. He’s a samurai every single day. He would fight anybody, anywhere, anytime.”