Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
It's definitely not just you. It seemed like nobody even cared that Nog was coming to the UFC. He was introduced on a PPV, and that was it. Cro Cop, Rampage, & Shogun were given nice video packages, and special devoted to them. Meanwhile, Nogueira gets to fight some guy he beat twice already. Also, people discount Nogueira's nice display in the Octagon. Dude showed some nice striking, and seemed really comfortable in there, almost too comfortable (Which he paid for).
While Shogun & Cro Cop were a bunch of lazy idiots, Nogueira was training hard for his fight, and showed up ready to go. Cro Cop felt he'd walk through everyone and Shogun showed up in piss poor cardio and didn't respect a really good fighter, and he paid for that big time.
So yeah, Nogueira's getting the shaft here, considering he has better credentials than both Mirko & Shogun.