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Maurício Shogun left Chute Boxe team after the loss to Forrest Griffin, but Chute Boxe’s leader, Rudimar Fedrigo, cheers for the former pupil in the title fight against Lyoto Machida, at UFC 104. “Something tells me that Shogun will win this fight. I don’t know how, but I feel he can win the fight. He’ll go for it and I think that’s gonna make the difference“, bets Fedrigo. In an exclusive interview, Rudimar also talked about Alexandre “Cacareco“ on UFC, the fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort and more.
How are your plans for Chute Boxe? It seems everything okay, winds blowing in favor, Cacareco almost signing with the UFC...
The team is in a very good phase, a good sequence of victories, athletes joining to the team. We have five international athletes at this moment outside the country and I liked Cacareco’s performance, not by the submission, but because he overcame a bad situation. I wanted to see if he could pass thru a situation like that. A real champion has to overcome himself, and he did it. He got knocked down, recovered, went for it and did what he does well. I like even more his presentation today.
Who are the next athletes that are negotiating to fight overseas?
A very good heavyweight named Vinicius, he’s tall, he has a bright future. We also have Nelson “Jaca“, who’s really good, a heavyweight, and we have Thiago Bel, who defeated (Igor) Chatubinha in Curitiba. He’s only 18 and soon he’ll be rocking.
When will we see Cacareco on UFC?
He’s really close... When he gets in there, you know our goal. He has all the right to fight for a belt, we’ll focus on that, prepare him well. He’s close, there’s just some details.
What’s your bet to the fight between Shogun and Lyoto, that trained together at Chute Boxe?
Something tells me that Shogun will win this fight. I don’t know how, but I feel he can win the fight, it’s a feeling. He’ll go for it and I think that’s gonna make the difference.
Everybody is talking now about Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort. What do you think it’s gonna happen in this fight?