"I have no doubt that Cigano is going to be another Brazilian champion. In the past, he was a hope, but today is a reality in the UFC. He’s a heavyweight with skilled hands and he easily learns the tecniques during the trainings, not only in boxing. He’s either good in jiu-jitsu or wrestling. The next fight is still away, then we keep focusing boxing. When the fight is closer we start to mix the styles".
Highly regarded coach and trainer Luiz Dorea, who has worked with the Nogueira Brothers since they started training boxing, tells UOL that he foresees a new chance to form yet another champion. His pupil, Junior dos Santos, has won five straight fights under the UFC banner thanks to his devastating hands that puts his opponents dizzy and down. Roy Nelson is rumoured to be the next in line at UFC 117, another fight to solidify the contender status of the knockout artist. Do you go with Dorea and believe "Cigano" will be the UFC heavyweight champion? Or will he fall to the division's top wrestlers? Opinions, please.