Antonio Rogerio Nogueira wants Rampage Jackson fight in December


Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is now free from injury and plans to make a serious splash upon his return. Unlike his twin brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who recently retired from MMA, ‘Lil’ Nog’ would like to enter the Octagon again before 2015 wraps and he has his sights on one singular competitor: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.

“I think Rampage would be a great fight for me. He comes at you, likes to exchange strikes.” Nogueira told Lancenet.

“He makes beautiful fights and I think he matches up well with me for that style of fight. I will probably be back in December. I even thought of being on this Sao Paulo card in November, but that one is pretty much filled and I did not get the call. Vitor Belfort and Glover Teixeira will be there, so I should fight in December.  I had a good fight against Mauricio Rua and I’d like to keep going like this out of competitiveness.”

Nogueira will be looking to end a two fight losing streak following defeats to Anthony Johnson and most recently, Shogun Rua at UFC 190. ‘Rampage’ served an impressive spell in Bellator after clinching three consecutive victories, before returning to the UFC with a unanimous decision win over Fabio Maldonado back in April.

Unfortunately the prolonged legal proceedings between Jackson and Bellator is still ongoing which could put the brakes on this potential bout.

Endless UFC and MMA obsessive, Chris adores the intense world of this sport - both inside and outside the Octagon. He is also a cinema devotee and has carved an elongated career in film criticism across both online and print media. He hopes you all read this bio in your best Bruce Buffer voice...

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