(Video courtesy of YouTube/TATAMETV)
It’s interesting to see which Brazilian fighters train which whom on a regular basis before camp starts. Junior dos Santos has apparently been spending a lot of time in his area of Northeast Brazil with “jiu-jitsu playboy” Demian Maia when he’s not entrenched in training camps with the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and the Nogueira brothers.
As you can see in the video above, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Strikeforce middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza log some significant mat time in Rio de Janeiro at X-Gym — the former home of their revered Black House fight team.
Unfortunately, we don’t get the opportunity to see Silva, who is about to start camp for his August UFC 134 championship fight with Yushin Okami, roll with Souza, who will soon after begin his camp for his first title defense against Luke Rockhold. Since they both claim they would never fight each other, that may be as close to watching them compete as we’ll ever get.