Lil Nog: I’m ready for anything against Rashad Evans

UFC Light Heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira appears in a UFC.com interview to address his training heading into his big fight against Rashad Evans. Always classy, Lil Nog acknowledges that Evans is impressive in his takedowns, but also has heavy-handed power.

Nogueira knows that he must train for all aspects of the fight game for this bout, as Evans is a very well-rounded fighter to be sure. Nogueira admits he has had trouble with wrestlers who forced him up against the cage in the past, and has been training extensively to combat this. 

Lil Nog has a mountain to climb on Saturday night, in a bout that he has long been looking forward to. Who is your pick to win this weekend?


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    HATEOCRACY

    January 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    LIL NOG IS BORING & GARBAGE.

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    hatch1921

    January 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Don't hold back Hateocracy…. let us know how you really feel.

    I think Evans will take this one… maybe even out striking him.

    Hatch

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    Brian Cox

    January 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I hope that includes being ready for a loss.

    The way Rashad shoved around Phil Davis, I doubt there's anyone that could beat Evans @ 205, with the exception of Jones and maybe (still) Machida.

    Big Nog is just too "old school" to beat Evans, IMO. I'd give him a puncher's chance, at best.

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    Rock'em Sock'em

    January 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I just can't seem to care much when Lil Nog is fighting. I know him and his big bro are legends in the sport but when I hear he's fighting I'm like…meh.

    I'll be watching to see where Rashad is at and what he decides to do after this fight.

    I'm still interested in seeing him go to Middle weight.

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    DG1

    January 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Lil Nog may have extensive technical abilities and would be considered superior on the ground. He would do well to maintain distance from the cage and dictate where the fight takes place – in the center of the cage. If Evans is forcing him back toward the cage, Nog would pull guard and take the fight to the ground.

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    oalemadi

    January 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Well get ready to get KTFO!!!!

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    azzkika

    January 31, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I hope if Evans wins he calls out Silva.

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