UFC light-heavyweight Fabio Maldonado commented on recent series of losses by Brazilian fighters, himself among them. Other names he mentioned were Rogerio Nogueira, Shogun Rua,. and Demian Maia.
“Perhaps Brazilians miss the point in training. It's not that we train less, but sometimes we confuse the amount of training with quality. It's sad to say but Americans will dominate the mixed martial arts future,” he told R7.com
“The trend is that the American fighters will take MMA over because of the financial side of the business. If they are not the best in something, they take the best [fighters and coaches] out there. How many Brazilian teach jiu-jitsu in America? Thousands. And how many Cuban or Bulgarian teach boxing or wrestling here? The figure is simple,” he questioned rhetorically.
Maldonado plans to head to the USA to train his wrestling.
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