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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 10: Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogeuira works out for fans and media during an open training session ahead of UFC 153 at Arcos da Lapa: Praca Cardeal Camara on October 10, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I have been working a lot on my whole game, especially working on a lot of strength and conditioning and continuing my physical therapy, which has rehabilitated me from my injury.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Started Judo at age 4, Boxing at age 14, and Jiu Jitsu at age 18
What ranks and titles have you held? Former interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. WEF Title in 1999, Rings 16 man tournament 2000, former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion. Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo (received both in 1999)
Do you have any heroes? My Father
What is your favorite technique? BJJ/ Arm Bar
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m very excited to be part of the greatest organization in the world.
What was your job before you started fighting? Jiu-Jitsu Instructor