Antonio Rogerio Nogueira considers Tito Ortiz a legend in the sport of MMA, and that’s why he asked the UFC for this fight.
Nogueira was actually scheduled to fight Ortiz earlier this year, but an injury sidelined the future UFC hall of famer, delaying their bout.
Now it’s back on again and Nogueira is healthy after suffering a neck injury prior to his last scheduled fight in August.
According to Nogueira, the fight with Ortiz is something he’s always wanted and he looks forward to testing him in the Octagon on Saturday night.
Check out the full interview with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira prior to UFC 140: