Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson targeted for UFC's return to Abu Dhabi - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply

Old 01-30-2014, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada, West Coast
Posts: 728
onip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledgeonip69 Is True Champion Of Knowledge
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson targeted for UFC's return to Abu Dhabi

Quote:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson targeted for UFC's return to Abu Dhabi


By MMAjunkie Staff January 30, 2014 10:15 am @MMAjunkie


A heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is being targeted for the UFC’s upcoming return to Abu Dhabi.

“UFC Tonight” first reported the news on Wednesday. Although an exact date hasn’t been determined for the event, it could happen as soon as May, according to the report.

Nogueira, who’s been on the sidelines since a June loss to Fabricio Werdum, recently told MMAjunkie Radio he wants a fight with Nelson.

“If it’s [Nelson], I think it will be a good fight because the guy is tough,” Nogueira said. “(He’s) the kind of guy I like to fight.”

The UFC hasn’t been to the United Arab Emirates since UFC 112 in 2010, which included a championship doubleheader (and heavy criticism for then-middleweight champ Anderson Silva, who showboated and disengaged during much of his five-round headliner with challenger Demian Maia). The UFC has teased a potential return to Abu Dhabi in recent years, though such plans never materialized.

Nogueira has alternated between wins and losses during his seven fights since winning the UFC interim title in 2008. Limited to about a fight a year since then due to injuries, the 37-year-old would likely meet another fighter in a must-win situation in Nelson, who suffered decision losses to Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier in his two most recent outings.

http://mmajunkie.com/2014/01/antonio...-to-abu-dhabi/
onip69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 01-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
The Fun Police

 
Killz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK... Where the sun never shines.
Posts: 10,527
Blog Entries: 1
Killz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among MenKillz Is A God Among Men
Really surprised they are going back to Abu Dhabi
__________________


"You see a mousetrap and I see free cheese and a f**king challenge" ~ Scroobius Pip

My Super FFL Team That Most Definitely Isn't Going to Come 2nd Last This Year!
Jose Aldo • Carlos Condit • Hector Lombard • Edson Barboza • Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson
Killz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7,377
jonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings System
I think Nog can beat him and has more skills than Roy. But not the matchup I was hoping for with Nog.

Roy is hard as hell to put away and has good BJJ skills. 1 right hand can put Nog out. Nog will have to use technique to land, clinch, take Roy down and work on him.

Don't they sort of have to go over there? SInce people that own a decent little portion of the company live there?
jonnyg4508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
OU
Ultra-weight
 
OU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6,080
OU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings SystemOU Is Beyond A Rankings System
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killz View Post
Really surprised they are going back to Abu Dhabi
I'm not $$$$$$$.

Go Nog!
OU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Heavyweight
 
MMA-Sportsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: "Set Go Around Heading and Altitude"
Posts: 4,162
MMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By All
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killz View Post
Really surprised they are going back to Abu Dhabi
I am not. If Dana likes money, Abu Dhabi, UAE capital, is one destination not to overlook. Money flows in that region like sand storms and money erases bad memories like Anderson vs Maia.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw...#axzz2rszSe9O5
__________________
KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA SEVEN MUSTANG IN ACTION

MMA-Sportsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Heavyweight
 
MMA-Sportsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: "Set Go Around Heading and Altitude"
Posts: 4,162
MMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By AllMMA-Sportsman Is Beloved By All
Quote:
Originally Posted by OU View Post
I'm not $$$$$$$.

Go Nog!
Wow, you posted 1 millisecond before me with the very same quote and idea.
__________________
KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA SEVEN MUSTANG IN ACTION

MMA-Sportsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 02:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Heavyweight
 
Stapler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,043
Stapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By All
Big Nog probably has a better ground game and he has more technical stand up, so this should be a favorable matchup for him, although.. He's actually not that fast so out pointing Roy on the feet all night won't be that easy considering how battle worn he is. If he can't get out of the way of Roy's heavy hands consistently, he could be in for a rough night.

He needs to turn this into a grappling match in my opinion to be safe. Only needs to use his technique standing to close the distance so he can get ahold of Roy. Who has the advantage in the clinch, though? Could Roy throw his weight around to handle himself there? It's not like Big Nog is that big.
__________________
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia
Stapler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
Resident Drunk
 
MagiK11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,535
MagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings SystemMagiK11 Is Beyond A Rankings System
Contrary to my avatar I'm not a massive Roy fan but he's got a pretty good chance to win. Yes Nog is more technical in both BJJ and striking but he isn't as tough as he use to be, and Roy is still tough as nails. If Nog stays on the outside and doesn't try to clinch with Roy with dirty boxing and cage work, Roy has a good chance of catching him and putting him away.

All that being said, I don't see Nog tko'ing Roy and I have a feeling a finish on the ground isn't likely, but believe Nog will out strike Roy and have better control on the ground and will win a unanimous decision. But I wouldn't mind seeing Roy get another Bugger King KO.

BACON!
__________________

1. BJ "The Prodigy" Penn
2. Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
3. George "Rush" St Pierre
MagiK11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 03:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7,377
jonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings Systemjonnyg4508 Is Beyond A Rankings System
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stapler View Post
Could Roy throw his weight around to handle himself there? It's not like Big Nog is that big.
Nog has old man strength. He was out-working Werdum in clinch scenarios.
jonnyg4508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 03:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Heavyweight
 
Stapler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,043
Stapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By AllStapler Is Beloved By All
Heh, you got a point there. Old man strength can come in handy. I think he knows what he needs to do here.

This is a fight where I don't want to see either guy lose.
__________________
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia
Stapler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios