Watch Touro Moreno, father of Olympic silver medalist, in vale-tudo action

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Touro Moreno com a fera do UFC Erick Silva

Touro Moreno with UFC ace Erick Silva / Personal archive photo

Long before the people of Brazil fell in love with the trainer and former fighter Adegard Florentino, otherwise known as “Touro Moreno”, the pugilist from Espirito Santo had starred in a documentary by Juliano Enrico, a young director from the same Brazilian state.

In the 50-minute film shot back in 2007 but not yet released in movie theaters, Touro Moreno looks back on the fights from his past, and shows off the ramshackle ring in his backyard, now of value for its part in Brazilian Olympic history. After all, it was there that his sons Esquiva and Yamaguchi Falcão, silver and bronze medalists at London-2012, took their first steps in the sport.

The documentary also features Touro commenting on a bloody beating he took at the hands of vale-tudo myth Valdemar Santana. Check out some excerpts from the movie below. Note how Touro plays Jiu-Jitsu guard and all.

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