"I'm going there [Blackzilians] this week to know the academy and the staff. Do a bit of preparation here at Xtreme Couture and then move over there. Everyone knows the guys who train at the Blackzilians, Vitor (Belfort), (Alistair) Overeem, Rashad (Evans), many good people. I received the invitation from Alistair and Glenn, Vitor had asked me before. For this camp it will be half and half, then it will be definite. I do not want to be jumping from academy to academy. I know that Overeem and Rashad will not be there this week, but it'll give me a chance to get to know the team well. I'm not thinking about [the possibility of facing Rashad Evans] yet. Rashad is in the top 3 in the division. I want to fight Phil Davis, who is ranked well, do some fights and then later think of a possible fight with Rashad. We are professionals, but I also think Rashad will move down to middleweight to face Anderson [Silva] and stay there." - Vinny Magalhães via PVT
Former M-1 Global light-heavyweight champion Vinny Magalhaes talks about his upcoming camp move from Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to the Blackzilians in South Florida.
Xtreme Couture has seen many of its top fighters leave the camp in recent months. Fighters like Michael Chandler, Gray Maynard, Tyson Griffin and now Magalhaes have all decided to make their MMA homes elsewhere.
With the Blackzilians, Magalhaes will be training alongside former UFC light-heavyweight champion's Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, and former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez among many others.
The highly regarded Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner is coming off an impressive performance against Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152, who he submitted in the second round with an armbar.
Recently, Magalhaes has been campaigning to face former NCAA wrestling champion Phil Davis. Though the bout remains unconfirmed, Magalhaes is confident he'll be facing the top ranked light-heavyweight at UFC 159 where his teammate Chael Sonnen is scheduled to face Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight title.