Of the three Brazilians on the card for UFC 141 this evening, Diego Nunes (pictured) and Luis “Beição” Ramos are from Nova União, the very team featherweight champion José Aldo calls home. Both are coming off losses and need to win to stay secure in their jobs at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Nunes takes on irate Armenian Manny Gamburyan, while Beição squares off with Matt Riddle.
After hours upon hours of clinching, pummeling, kicking and shooting for takedowns, there’s always time for a good-luck message, one that can whet their resolve and call them to arms. That’s what Coach Dedé Pederneiras, with the help of José Aldo, did to urge the Nova União duo on. Check it out: