Vai Cavalo and Minotaruo — these Brazilians and their tendency to be named after hoofed creatures are inescapable. I bet if minotaurs were actual creatures, Alistair Overeem would proudly eat the meat from it, lightly grilled over an open fire. Minotaur meat, the most elusive red meat in the world. It only exists in mythological stories and can only be cooked on mythological grills and consumed with fantasy steak knives. You also need a twenty-sided dice and a pocket protector to handle it.
From what numerous people have told me over the months, the UFC’s first incarnation of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was absolutely stunning. It was filled with amazing knockouts, beautiful submissions — and above all else, the absolute manhandling of Britney Palmer. Although I haven’t seen more than one episode of this season’s TUF between Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin, I have caught every episode of TUF Smashes: Australia vs. UK. There’s just something appealing about viewing mixed martial arts on an international front. In fact, let’s remove TUF from the states and just implant it in regions across the world that are notorious for their obscure behavior — like Russia.
According to Imperio MMA, both Big Nog and Fabricio Werdum have verbally committed to being the next coaches of The Ultimate Fighter in Brazil. The show will be filmed starting in January 2013 and will air on March — hopefully via free internet stream like they did on the previous season. If the two coaches actually fight, this will be a rematch from 2006 Pride FC showdown in which Big Nog grabbed the decision win over Werdum.