Minotauro to train with national team to take out Mir

Minota knocking out Brendan Schaub at UFC Rio / Photo: Gustavo Aragão

Rodrigo Minotauro is readying his weapons for his next battle. The Brazilian, who in his last appearance took out up-and-comer Brendan Schaub in the first round at UFC Rio, is sharpening up his striking skills with the Brazilian national boxing team.

The black belt is fully focused on getting revenge on Frank Mir in their rematch at UFC 140 in Canada come December 10.

“First I’m going to spend some time in Salvador [Bahia, Brazil] training with [Junior] Cigano and [boxing coach Luis] Dórea. I’m going to take my sparring partners and train with about 12 people in all over there, which is great. Then I’m going to train some with the national team, which will also help me a lot,” Rodrigo told website IG.

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Check out the UFC 140 card as it stands so far:

UFC 140

Frank Mir vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Rory MacDonald vs. Brian Ebersole
Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick
John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke

(With the collaboration of Junior Samurai)

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