Brendan Schaub really wants to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Brazil, but the only problem is right now the fight hasn’t been offered.

Reports surfaced on Sunday stating that verbal agreements were in place for Schaub to face Nogueira in Brazil at UFC 134. According to Sportsnet.ca, the bout had been verbally agreed by both fighters.

Schaub’s manager, Lex McMahon from Alchemist Management, told MMAWeekly.com on Sunday that at this point in time the fight has not been offered, but if they are offered the fight, they will gladly accept.

Schaub has been vocal about landing a fight with Nogueira ever since knocking out Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at UFC 128.

“That would be intense,” Schaub commented about fighting Nogueira in Brazil. “When that was brought up or mentioned to me a lot of my teammates and coaches were like ‘man, I don’t know if I’d do that, just to go out to Brazil and fight Nog in his hometown, I think it’s a huge risk,’ but I’ll be that guy if they want me to be that guy.”

Nogueira has been out of action since last February when he was knocked out by Cain Velasquez in Australia. After that fight, he underwent several surgeries to clear up problems with his knee and hips.

Nogueira has stated on several occasions that he hoped to return on the August card in his home country of Brazil, and he has at least one opponent that’s more than happy to face him there.

MMAWeekly.com will continue to follow the story as it develops.


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