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Trocação Franca: Junior dos Santos talks future in boxing, ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira picks Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori winner

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Former UFC stars Rodrigo Nogueira and Junior dos Santos stop by this week's Trocacao Franca.
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Junior dos Santos is a new man.

The former UFC heavyweight champion stops by MMA Fighting’s Portuguese-language podcast Trocação Franca to discuss how happy he was with his recent experience in the pro wrestling world at AEW after being threatened to take fights in his final run in the UFC.

“Cigano,” who hopes to make his boxing debut but won’t rule out competing again in MMA, reveals his hit-list, talks the Ali Act in MMA, how the UFC-Reebok deal affected his sponsorship deals, why Tyson Fury is the greatest heavyweight boxer of all-time, and more.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion who now works as a UFC ambassador in Brazil, also joins the podcast to break down Saturday night’s Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori main event, Glover Teixeira and Charles Oliveira’s upcoming title bouts, Fedor Emelianenko’s match with Tim Johnson in Bellator, the UFC’s plans to return to Brazil, and more.

Trocação Franca drops weekly every Wednesday with different Brazilian MMA stars to debate the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.

Listen to the newest episode below and don’t forget to subscribe to the MMA Fighting feed on all your favorite podcast platforms for the latest episodes.