Less than a month away for his first title defense against Frank Mir, UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos welcomes reinforcements for his training camp at Bahia, Brazil. Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira came all the way from Rio de Janeiro to help him pupil out on his prep for a fight slatted for May 26th, in Las Vegas, United States. “Now Junior Cigano’s training is complete. Minotauro arrives in Salvador this Friday! I’m really glad”, wrote Luiz Dorea on his Twitter account.
Minotauro Nogueira fought Frank Mir last December and was submitted with a kimura, which broke his upper arm. The American was also the first one to knock Nogueira out. It’s worth reminding that Cigano “revenged” his master’s loss as he defeated Cain Velasquez and will have the chance to do it again now against Mir. Repaired from the injury, Rodrigo is also training for his next appointment. On July 21st he will fight the French Check Kongo, at UFC 149, which will be disputed in Calgay, Canada.