PVT Mag 20: 'Minotauro' Overcomes

By Marcelo Alonso Jul 12, 2011
This month, Portal do Vale Tudo celebrates its tenth anniversary, but it's PVT's readers that are getting a gift.

PVT is pleased to announce that PVT Mag's 20th issue is also available in mobile form, for your iPad, iPhone any tablet or mobile device. This month's cover story features former Pride and UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira, whose life story has been all about the theme of "overcoming."

Hit by a truck when he was only 11, “Big Nog” overcame many obstacles to be the MMA legend he is today, and that's exactly what PVT Mag brings to the readers this month.

In this special edition, PVT Mag brings to you backstage stories and details of his many life victories, most recently knee and hip surgeries and recovering from the pains of injury in order to fight at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, the first time he'll fight in front of his home country's crowd.

“It was tough, but I had to decide: be away from fighting for a long period in order to undergo surgery or be a mediocre athlete that couldn't even train on a regular basis," says Nogueira, recalling his journey back to the Octagon.

July's issue also brings details of UFC 134 in Rio, with opinions on the card from Brazil's greatest names, including middleweight champ Anderson Silva and former kings Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and “Minotauro." This story discusses the controversial ticket sales surrounding the event, and Zuffa's plans in Brazil.

In this edition of “Alonso's Relics," there's a gift for the homesick fans of Pride, with pictures and story surrounding the epic Brazilian clash between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the 2005 Pride 205-pound grand prix. Alonso also brings the details from other important battles from that magical night, such as Wanderlei Silva knocking out Kazuhiro Nakamura, and Ricardo Arona's bloody triumph over Kazushi Sakuraba.

Click here to read PVT Mag 20 for free.
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