Antonio 'Rodrigo' Nogueira’s Protégé Readies for XFC LW Title Fight

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MMAcca
11/18/08 9:50:31AM
Mixed Martial Arts superstar Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira is the only man in MMA history to capture both the UFC and PRIDE heavyweight championships – and his renowned mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu helped earn him the coveted position of team trainer on the current season of Spike TV’s hit series “Ultimate Fighter.” Nogueira’s MMA credentials are beyond dispute; he clearly understands the sport on a level few can approach, which lends his prognostications considerable weight.

So when Antonio Nogueira claims that 9-2 Luis “Baboon” Palomino of Miami, Florida just might be MMA’s next great champion, it’s a prediction worth noting.

“Luis had a pair of losses and didn’t really understand the intricacies of MMA before I began working with him,” said Nogueira, “which makes sense when you realize that he never competed as an amateur before turning pro. But the progress we’ve made at the Team Nogueira training facility in Miami is just incredible; his striking prowess and overall knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu grows almost daily. Luis is currently riding a five-fight winning streak, and despite our size difference, he’s the one fighter I always want to spar with whenever I’m preparing for a bout. He’s that good, and I’m proud to have him as my protégé.”






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Ronin74
11/18/08 3:30:57PM
Nog doesn't lie. I just spent 3 days in Miami training at their facility in Jiujitsu while my HW fighter spent 3 days training with them in MMA and Jiujitsu. I got to watch Baboon train first hand (even got my picture with him before I left) The kid is a beast, great striking skills, solid jiujitsu.

"Baboon" got the call to be on the next TUF while I was there and I would be very surprised if he doesn't win the season at 155.
ncordless
11/18/08 4:09:12PM

Posted by Ronin74

Nog doesn't lie. I just spent 3 days in Miami training at their facility in Jiujitsu while my HW fighter spent 3 days training with them in MMA and Jiujitsu. I got to watch Baboon train first hand (even got my picture with him before I left) The kid is a beast, great striking skills, solid jiujitsu.

"Baboon" got the call to be on the next TUF while I was there and I would be very surprised if he doesn't win the season at 155.



Thanks for the info.
MMAcca
11/18/08 4:11:40PM

Posted by ncordless


Posted by Ronin74

Nog doesn't lie. I just spent 3 days in Miami training at their facility in Jiujitsu while my HW fighter spent 3 days training with them in MMA and Jiujitsu. I got to watch Baboon train first hand (even got my picture with him before I left) The kid is a beast, great striking skills, solid jiujitsu.

"Baboon" got the call to be on the next TUF while I was there and I would be very surprised if he doesn't win the season at 155.



Thanks for the info.

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