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Trainer: Rafael Feijao to UFC 'in one more year'



"Feijao is a reference to what I call an athlete of MMA. I put on, I divide, there exists two categories, MMA fighter and MMA athlete. Feijao is really a project that I was able to make happen, because I made him an athlete of MMA. He's a guy who had all the work at the base, so we built a physical structure with the potential for MMA. He's a guy that has all the physical qualities. He's a guy that's extremely strong, extremely potent. He has gas that never runs out, and today he is technically a guy from Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and Wrestling. Wherever it ends up it's cool. Yeah, a guy of MMA. So today I consider Rafael Feijao an athlete of the future. We are programming the career of Feijao for more. I believe that in one more year here, he will be in the UFC, the belt holder of the 205 pound category."

"Big" Rogerio Camoes -- the strength and conditioning coach for Anderson Silva, Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante and the rest of their talented Brazilian team -- talks about how "Feijao" has physically prepared and transitioned himself into a superb mixed martial arts athlete in a recent interview. The text above is a translation from Portugese to English, so it might be a little hard to understand, but you get the point. These guys have big plans for "Feijao," which apparently include taking the UFC light heavyweight belt in the very near future. He's appears to be the real deal, wrecking just about everyone Elite XC and other promotions have put in front of him rather quickly ... keep an eye out.

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