- NOGUEIRA READY FOR THE CAGE

July 4, 2007
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Rodrigo Nogueira has been one of the world’s top Heavyweight fighters<br /> for years as he is currently ranked #2 in the world after


Rodrigo Nogueira has been one of the world’s top
Heavyweight fighters for years as he is currently ranked #2 in the world after
Fedor. Nogueira has been fighting for Pride in Japan for years, and he will be
making his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 73 in Sacramento, Calif.

 

Nogueira has largely been known for his ground
skills, as his jiu-jitsu is among the best in the game. Recently he has been
improving his stand-up, but questions remain. Will his style of fighting fit
the Octagon? Will someone who has been so dominant in the ring on the ground be
able to successfully transition to the cage?

 

Nogueira thinks so. MMAWeekly TV caught up
with Rodrigo Nogueira and when asked said, "I feel very good inside of the
cage. I’ve been training the cage since last year. I feel very comfortable to
train there in the cage."

 

Nogueira is very excited to fight in the UFC
as he spoke about how he used to watch Royce Gracie in the UFC. Now, he will
fight Heath Herring for the third time, having fought him twice in the Pride
ring.

 

He
also talked about how he has been training at Black House to get ready for this
fight, working with the likes of Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva. Nogueira
definitely looks to be ready and make a good impression in his UFC debut. And,
as for his fight with Herring, "It’s going to be a big brawl over
there."

 

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