With Rafael Quintanilha and Rafael WerneckWith two representatives in the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix quarterfinals, the Chute Boxe team is all about optimism regarding the most important competition of the year. In Japan as Luis Azeredo a Nino Schembri‘s corner at Bushido 7, Chute Boxe leader and head coach Rudimar Fedrigo affirmed that Wanderlei Silva will be the GP champion, and that is not all, he will beat his training partner Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the grand finale. ‘Wanderlei is our great champion, a very experienced fighter. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ is our future champion, a very promising young man. Wand is the one who stimulates Shogun the most, And Shogun always follows Wand’s footsteps’ says Fedrigo. If Wand defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura and ‘Shogun’ beats Rogerio ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira in the GP’s second round scheduled for June 26th, they both will be among the four top fighters on the planet. For those who are concerned about a possible fake fight between the two friends if the reach the grand final, Fedrigo has a message. ‘I think the GP decision will be between Wand and Shogun and Wand will prevail, because he is a perfect fighter. For those who think that it will not be a great bout, I just ask to wait and see. To verify what I’m saying is easy. You just have to go to our headquarters and check their training out’ states the Chute Boxe leader. Rudimar Fedrigo disagreed with those who found Wand less effective than usual during his fight against Hidehiko Yoshida at the GP opening round. ?I did very well. It is not possible to win every fight by KO or submission. Wand did what he had to do against Yoshida. And I tell you more: he is KOed two more fighter in GP?, ends Fedrigo.