Pederneiras states that Brazil has the better fighters

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Nova Uniao head coach Dede Pederneiras claims Brazilian fighters are just better, arguing that only in his country athletes thrive and reach achievements without the proper support.

Andre "Dede" Pederneiras, head coach of Nova Uniao -- home of two UFC champions and one Bellator champ -- is sure Brazil has the best fighters in the world. The mentor of Jose Aldo and Renan Barao explained to Ag. Fight why he thinks Brazilians are superior to their rivals of other nationalities.

The Brazilian athletes are the best in the world, I have no doubt about that. With few condition of work that we have, we get these champions, this is something that you don't see in any other place in the world.

Dede, who is also the president of the promotion Shooto Brazil, reminded of the difficulties that a lot of fighters have gone in the past, without an appropriate program from government or school to develop their athleticism.

You watch a person fed poorly in his younger life, some who never took supplements, travel to the US and kick everybody's ass. The guy prosper without incentive and also while having another job, I only see this in Brazil.

Perhaps American fighters will beg to differ?

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