Nogueira hw champ ufc 07

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keith-hackney1
4/12/07 5:52:33PM
I finally got my wish, Nogueira is on his way to the ufc. This mma thing is getting bigger and better. I guarantee by the end of 2007, Nogueira will be ufc heavyweight champ, wether he fights couture or crocop for the title he will take it.

Name Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Nick Name Minotauro
Record 29 - 4 - 1 (Win - Loss - Draw) ( 1 NC )
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Birth Date 6/2/1976

Still at the tender age of 31, he's defenately the most impressive mma fighter of our lifetime.

Im a randy fan too, randy, for me, has taken this sport to the next level twice. And only a supreme fighter of his calibre is capable of such a thing. He's the peoples champion, and always will be. Once when he beat chuck and then once again when he beat sylvia. Thats what randy will always be remembered for.

Nogueira has the sharpest submissions, is always ready to go, very athletic and i think the octagon will only improve his performances when he fights. This guy is still a young fighter and has already tasted championship status at the highest level, now in the ufc, he will do it again. The thing that seperates Nogueira from any other fighter i have seen fight, is his heart, he never quits. He's a complete fighter who has the tools to beat any heavyweight, he is the ultimate fighter and i cant wait to see this guy in the octagon. Ufc fans will love him fighting for the number one orginisation.

cheers
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MMA
4/12/07 6:09:23PM
I want to see a rematch between Nogueira and Cro Cop. Cro Cop was beating the living hell out of Nogueira and then, to Nogueira's credit, came back with a slick armbar in the 2nd round. I give major props to Nogueira, that guy has a chin made out of steel and I love his never die attitude.
Mastodon2
4/12/07 6:42:01PM
Nog is without a doubt one of the top HW, and imo P4P fighters in the world. I love watching him fight, he is so focused. He can take one hell of a beating and still stick to his guns and get the wins. A fantastic fighter indeed, but I think Cro Cop will be a challenge for him again, and it could go either way.
methodman_90
4/13/07 11:38:11AM
His fight against Bob Sapp says everything about his heart and how tough he is and he will be underated to all the new UFC fans. Crocop will give him a good fight for the title if he is champion.
UFC's LHW and MW division still need to be beefed up abit
fedorwins1
4/13/07 11:43:41AM
His rematch with CC will be alot diff. than last time. CC by TKO.

Anyway this is another awesome fighter being thrown into what used to be their weakest div.

Nog is always underrated IMO.
johny_rotten
4/13/07 11:52:19AM
I am a huge Nog fan as well. I agree with Keith comparing him to Randy. He is a very classy guy, who no matter who he fights makes it very exciting. He is evloved with the game, and continues to be one of the best in the world.

On the other hand Cro Cop is currently in the UFC, and will have a title defense first. Yes Nog defeated Mirko, but as some one already said was getting dominated the entire first round. Cro Cop was also about 1 inch away from not only winning the fight, but possibly be heading Nog with a soccer kick.

The octagon will help Nog in most areas. The walls make it much easier to take the fight to the ground. The walls will also help him hold fighters down. The only down side of the UFC rules I see for Nog is the 5 minute rounds, and refs that stand up the fight more frequently.
cowcatcher
4/13/07 12:18:33PM
im not sure that nog gets a title shot in 07 depending on when they decide to have the cross promo matches, but if there is a guy outside of fedor that may be favored to beat CC its definately nog. he could be the champ in 07, but it depends on the schedule they draw up for the super bowl of mma
Zvonimir
4/13/07 5:51:24PM
CC will kill Nog this time. CC by TKO.
johny_rotten
4/13/07 6:14:30PM
34 Pro fights and Nog has never been stopped. That isn't a fluke. It makes it more impressive when you look at who he has faced. The majority of his career has been as a champion or #1 contender. I am not saying Nog will defeat Mirko this time, but you can pretty much bank on the fact that it won't be a blow out.
EyedZero
4/14/07 6:02:09PM

Posted by Zvonimir

CC will kill Nog this time. CC by TKO.



No....He wont....Crocop is not prepared to last with Nog...Crocop Loses by submission or Judges Unanamous decision...If youde like to make a wager, just send when the fights is signed...Ill go all in on Nog 4 the Sub Win...LOL
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fedorwins1
4/14/07 6:06:16PM

Posted by EyedZero


Posted by Zvonimir

CC will kill Nog this time. CC by TKO.



No....He wont....Crocop is not prepared to last with Nog...Crocop Loses by submission or Judges Unanamous decision...If youde like to make a wager, just send when the fights is signed...Ill go all in on Nog 4 the Sub Win...LOL



I'll love to take that wager. CC has improved so much, he isn't a better JJ artist than Nog, but he will not be subbed as easily as last time. I mean training with Werdum has to make you alot better at BJJ. CC was killing Nog the first fight, and got too cocky and got taken down, he won't do that again.
JBatch
4/14/07 8:12:49PM

Posted by methodman_90

His fight against Bob Sapp says everything about his heart and how tough he is and he will be underated to all the new UFC fans. Crocop will give him a good fight for the title if he is champion.
UFC's LHW and MW division still need to be beefed up abit



I agree completely with all of this.

Question for you all....Who should his first fight be against???
I say Jake O'Brien or Brandon vera
methodman_90
4/15/07 7:13:14AM
Yeah Jake O'brien would a good match for him at first because I duobt he would be able to lay n pray on big nog. Vera said his next fight is a big one so ya never know?
FortySixBelow
4/15/07 7:37:25AM
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Still at the tender age of 31, he's defenately the most impressive mma fighter of our lifetime.




Umm...I have to disagree with you on this part. Everything else is a thumbs up!

AdamG
4/17/07 1:40:49PM


Still at the tender age of 31, he's defenately the most impressive mma fighter of our lifetime.



I'm sorry but haven't you heard of a guy named Fedor Emelianenko who handed Nog his ass on a few different occasions?

I definitely thing Nog will come in as a top contender. He has the best recovery of any fighter I've seen and is probably the best submission fighter in the world. I like watching all of his fights and will be so pumped to see him fight CroCop again. I think the cage will greatly benefit his style and Nog will eventually become the fighter to beat in the UFC.
Mastodon2
4/17/07 3:19:58PM
Nog is part of the Pride Fc "Big 3", Fedor, CC and himself. They were the top 3 HWs in Pride and imo the world, and they still are. Nogueira is incredibly tough (see Cro Cop vs Nogueira @ Pride Final Conflict 2003) and his submission game is the best in the world. However, I'd still rank him behind Fedor and CC.
hook_tothe_body
4/17/07 6:20:52PM
With Nogueira/Cro Cop 2, it's hard to pick the winner. It's always harder to beat a guy the second time around. However I would predict a submission victory for Nogueira.
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