Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira (left) | Dave
Rudimar Fedrigo, founder and head trainer of famed Brazilian
Chute Boxe, has announced that UFC middleweight Alexandre
“Cacareco” Ferreira is no longer part of his roster.
Fedrigo told Brazilian website R7.com that the decision to release
Ferreira -- who has split with several gyms throughout his career,
including Chute Boxe rival
Brazilian Top Team -- came as part of a restructuring of Chute
Boxe’s core MMA team.
“He made it clear that he wants to follow his career with his own
legs, so much so that I cannot talk to him for days,” said
“Sometimes a person doesn’t adapt to an environment,” he added.
Fedrigo made it clear that there were no hard feelings with the
“He made friends here at the academy,” said Fedrigo. “I hope that
we’ve contributed to the success of his career. Also, it was thanks
to Chute Boxe that he was hired by the biggest event in the world
of MMA, the UFC.”
Ferreira lost his UFC debut in November, falling to Vladimir
Matyushenko via first-round TKO. The 31-year-old is set to drop
to 185 pounds when he takes on fellow Brazilian submission
Palhares on March 3 at
UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann.”