By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Josh Hedges
Rogério “Minotouro” Nogueira waited for a long time to make his UFC debut, but the huge knockout victory over Luiz Cane made it worthy. Now, the Bahia native fighter faces the former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. “They only put easy opponents to face me (laughs),” Nogueira jokes. “In two fights they only put tough guys, but that’s it, I’m ready”.
After becoming a father and with 18 victory in his record, Rogério knows his responsibilities and goals. “I’m more mature now, training better… I had great opportunities in my life that I couldn’t get, but this time I won’t lose them,” guarantees, ready for any challenge. “I’ll accept any fight, I won’t waste opportunities”, finished the fighter, who faces Griffin this May.