UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will join forces once again to the benefit of aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) students (and underprivileged children) in the Miami, Fla., area with the grand opening of a new training facility, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
The 15,000 square-foot "Nogueira and Silva Mixed Martial Arts Academy" –- located inside Johnny Rock Fitness at 90 SW 8th St. -- will open its doors for business on May 16. In fact, the dangerous duo and other instructors will conduct their first seminar dubbed, "What It Takes To Be A Champion," on May 17 at 2 p.m. ET.
Fitting ... these two would know a thing or two about that.
Here’s a snip from "Big Nog" regarding the new training digs:
"The sport is growing here now and is a hotbed for mixed martial arts.… Big things are growing here. This has been a dream to open an academy together here. This is a good area and the weather is very good. In Miami, you can walk in the street and see people. It's like Brazil. This is the right time and right place. This is the biggest time right now, in America, for this sport."
According to the report, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira — Minotauro’s twin brother — will begin to instruct students at the academy sometime next summer. In addition, Silva and Minotauro will train together for their upcoming UFC fights in the facility.
For information call Juliana Nogueira at (305) 200-2789.
This sounds like a great opportunity for those in the Miami area to learn MMA from two of the best in the business. Check it out if you can.
Note that Nogueira indicated he could fight next as soon as August, which would likely put him on the UFC 87 card if it pans out. No opponent was named.