Rodrigo Nogueira is known as a “big daddy” of many MMA
fighters, and two of those fighters -- heavyweights Junior dos
Santos and Antonio
Silva -- could soon collide in the UFC.
The duel could be arranged on May 25 at UFC
160, where Silva will rematch champion Cain
Velasquez and dos Santos will face Mark Hunt. If
both win, it would set up a potential showdown. Speaking with
Sherdog.com after a recent training session, “Minotauro” Nogueira
regretted the possible bout between the two Team Nogueira
“They can’t train together for now,” Nogueira laughed. “It’s a sad
thing. I don’t really like it, but each one has his way, his
family. If they decide to fight, it will be a great fight. But
‘Bigfoot’ is still working and has to worry about Velasquez first.
One fight at a time. I know he will win, but he has to think about
the belt first, then worry about ‘Cigano.’”
The fight could be postponed if Velasquez can repeat his May 2012
victory over Silva, or depending on the winner of Nogueira’s own
rematch with Fabricio
Werdum on June 8. According to Nogueira, however, one thing is
certain: neither Cigano nor Bigfoot will fight “big daddy”
Minotauro under any circumstances.