Tatame.com interviews Luis Carlos Dórea, boxing coach of former boxing world champion Arcelino “Popó” Freitas and MMA heavyweight sensation Junior “Cigano“ dos Santos.
Tatame: How did you get Cigano’s news about TUF? What are your expectations?
Luis Carlos Dórea: It’ll be pretty nice. We have done an entire work for a title fight, but Cain Velasquez got hurt. These things happen on a sport, it just happens. I agree with this only-fight-if-you’re-100% thing, you can’t enter the octagon if you’re not 100%. I’m on the fight’s world for 31 years and I know it happens.
Cigano was a little upset, his last fight was in August and he wanted to fight, but I happened God knows what he does, and a great thing has come to us: joining the reality show’s cast, to be able to teach what we know, and then fight Brock Lesnar, a really respected former champion. He’ll always be trained, but he’ll always want to learn more. The expectations are the greatest. He went for the United States today, but I’m here to help Anderson Silva, and after his fight with Vitor, I’ll go there. Tatame: And how do you see this bout between Cigano and Lesnar?
LCD: It’ll be a great fight. Brock Lesnar is strong, but we know where he hides his weakness. Cigano has always faced the bests, since he debuted against Werdum, he has only confronted top athletes. I trust he’ll keep trying to get the KO. Brock is very strong, a wrestler, but we know his weakness. His weak point is exactly CIgano’s strong point: striking. We know it’ll be a great show, Cigano will go for the knockout and he has all weapons to get there with a win and keep his journey to the belt.
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