More than 120 of the best MMA fighters from all over the region gathered at the American Top Team centre in Zagreb to try to get a chance to be spotted by Silveira. The Brazilian legend of the sport watched them train and selected four fighters – Saša Drobac, Ivica Trušček and Bruno Guštović from Croatia, and Tomislav Spahović from Bosnia and Herzegovina who will join him and his team in Miami this summer to train with some of the biggest MMA talents in the world.
“I believe that Croatia is a country which will bestow the world MMA scene with great talented fighters. It’s a great feeling when you feel the potential in a young athlete, when you see that the commitment and strength that would take him to the very top. I’m here to find talents and already after the first training I chose fighters with whom I want to work with in Miami, ” said Conan, who is head coach and owner of one of MMA’s top teams -American Top Team.
Silveira says he will be back later in the year and has plans to film a reality TV show called Fight of the Nations in Croatia.