Rogerio "Minotouro" Nogueira, twin brother of Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and fellow Blackhouse fighter, spoke out recently about his brothers loss to Cain Velasquez.
"He was training a lot for this fight, Nogueira said. "I've seen him training and he was very good wrestling, and on the ground... Everybody was expecting a good fight from him."
"Minotauro" Nogueira was knocked out midway through the first round of his UFC 110 main event bout with Velasquez. Sadly, "Minotouro" Nogueira was absent from his twin brothers corner during his fight with Velasquez. Unable to get a passport in time, "Minotouro" Nogueira could not travel to Australia to help his brother.
Even after the stunning loss to Velasquez, "Minotouro" Nogueira still has complete faith in his older brothers ability to be competitive in the future.
"We all believe in him a lot," Nogueira said. "And we're sure he'll be back with more great fights in the future. The loss won't change anything. You can expect a stronger Rodrigo after this."
UFC 114 will be held at the MGM Grand Market Arena in Las Vegas NV. on May 29, 2010.