"The reason they aren't my managers anymore is related to the fact I am looking to evolve, looking for more attention, understand? They always were great with me, they're still my friends, are people I will always listen to, I like Jorge Guimaraes [Joinha] so much and so does Soares but it comes a time in which you're not satisfied with some things and I found it better to go ahead with somebody who gave me a little more focus, that’s basically it. Regarding my relationship with other [Tough Media] fighters, that's the same. We are Team Nogueira and Black House is an academy to serve to Tough Media fighters, so I am not a member of Black House, I'm part of Team Nogueira where Rodrigo Minotauro, Rogerio Minotouro, Anderson Silva, everybody is, you see? So nothing has changed regarding my training."
UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior Dos Santos tells MMAmania's own Eduardo Cruz (via Fighters Only) that he'll no longer be passing through the Black House facility in California since he is no longer a Tough Media client under Ed Soares. However, the Brazilian bomber doesn't expect any changes to his training camp or pre-fight preparations as he's still aligned with Team Nogueira and his original sparring partners. How about it Maniacs, is this a distraction that will hurt him as he heads into the biggest fight of his life against Cain Velasquez later this year? Or is this just business with no fight night repercussions?