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Tuesday, 02/04/2014, 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.

By Christopher Murphy | Twitter

According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is departing from his long-time trainers and friends, Antonio Rodrigo and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

It seems that the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world has been absent from the Nogueira gym, and has instead spent his time at the rival Nova Uniao gym.

The report details how dos Santos’ trainer, Luis Dorea, has been encouraging the fighter to train at both Nova Uniao and the Nogueira gym during the past week; however, JDS has been absent from the gym as team Nogueira prepares for “Big Nog’s” bout with Roy Nelson (speculated for April).


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