Strikeforce Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum revealed that he would like to train at Team Nogueira camp before his fight against Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko. Werdum is a keen admirer of Minotauro Nogueira, and he thinks that the legendary fighter is the key to his success against Fedor Emelianenko.
“I don’t care if he’s from other team, if I have the opportunity to train with him, I want to. Nogueira’s Jiu-Jitsu is probably the best in the world. He will help me to submit Fedor.”
Werdum actually fought Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Pride (lost a Unanimous Decision), but he always stated that “Minota” is one of his idols. Nogeira himself, was more than happy to hear that Werdum is asking for his help:
“If I have the chance, I want to help him to this fight. If we were from the same event there would be no way, but as I am on Strikeforce and he’s on UFC, I don’t mind. If he wants my help, I’ll help him. I do what I can, I’m 100% Minotauro”