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Lil’ Nog and Rampage Verbally Agree to Face Each Other in September

(Where’s your stand-up now, playboy?)

According to Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira’s boxing coach, Luis Carlos Dórea in an interview with TATAME today, his charge will likely be back in action in September against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

“It’s set that he’ll be back in September, and rumors point that his opponent might be Quinton Jackson. It’d be a great fight for Rogério, he’s a former UFC champion and a victory over him will move us pretty close to the title. The UFC only has top athletes and Quinton Jackson is really dangerous. It’d be a great fight, but the UFC didn’t confirmed anything yet”, Dórea said.

Although Dorea didn’t admit that the fight was any more than a rumor at this point, TATAME’s Guilherme Cruz reports that sources close to Nogueira’s camp have confirmed that the fight has indeed been verbally agreed to.

Dorea would say that, if it happens, it will be a tough fight, but he feels Minotoro’s stand-up will win Nogueira the fight.

“He’s a complete athlete, hard to be taken down… Who puts its own strategy on the fight will win, but we believe a lot on Rogerio’s movement… We’ll work hard to get this victory”, he said.

Both fighters are coming off of lackluster performances in their last fights and will be hungry to win this bout. Nogueira pulled off a hotly contested split decision at UFC 114 last month against a last-minute replacement opponent, Jason Brilz who stepped in with less than two weeks notice for an injured Forrest Griffin.

Rampage dropped a unanimous decision in his heavily anticipated grudge match with Rashad Evans on the same card.

The bout will likely take place at UFC 119 on September 25, 2010 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana as the only other event scheduled for the month thus far is UFC Ultimate Fight Night 22 on September 15.

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X- July 1, 2010 at 7:20 am
still don't get the hate for Rampage because he is not a nice guy??? he is a fighter and as a fighter he brings bad intentions..."kno what I'm sayin"..lets give some credit to guys who actually fight and not hold someone for fear of getting hit... "know what I'm sayin"...
boober- July 1, 2010 at 2:04 am
boober- July 1, 2010 at 2:04 am
fatbellyfrank- July 1, 2010 at 1:47 am
Based 100% on last start, Rampage should take this one, probably by TKO, end Rd2, halfway Rd3, it wont be pretty and I really want Lil Nog to win because Rampage just shits me, however my rational side is sayin "Fat fucken chance of that bud"
jltimm24- July 1, 2010 at 12:21 am
and maybe page doesnt have the discipline to do the fight brilz did, but i think eventually jackson will connect with nog and knock him out before nog can pull guard (no way nog knocks out page or gets a TD)
jltimm24- July 1, 2010 at 12:13 am
people that think lil nog is going to win this make me laugh. what does brilz offer that page can't? page is a better boxer with more power and a better wrestler. i see no doubt here
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm
Retort to Retart: (for the love of maMma)

All I was saying is this should be a good fight unless it makes it to later rounds cause both of these doods were sucking wind by the end of their last fights (although tough fights) and it weren't that purty to watch, alright there junior? I see somebody potentially getting seriously injured and that makes me happy.

And if you can't get a laugh out of the fat camp joke you prolly need to lay off the Cheetos.
joshuan29- June 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm
lol He may be 32 but the mutherfucker acts like he's 5 ......Stilll I say Rampage by pure overwhelming ass whoopin
Nick Bruiser- June 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm
lol @ early 20's
Animal Mother- June 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm
#! More like early 30's (32?). Still, I see him winning.
dranokills- June 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm
#! You can't really call Rampage a geezer, hes still like in his 20's, eaqrly to middle 20's as I recall. He's been around a while but geezer he's not.
#2 I pick Rampage to beat the shit outta nog. he has no fear of being took down by Nog, and Nog want's to bang ,that is a recipe for getting your bell rung by one bad dog.
Get Off Me- June 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Now were cooking with Gas!
Don't worry about Lil' Nog, I give Brillz credit for fighting the fight of his life and shining in the spotlight that night. Lil' Nog pulled it out and showed he could go three rounds standing and on the ground.
Rampage was literally inches away from becoming #1 contender, missing two right hands in a row that would have ended his fight with Rashad, but he still was able to go three rounds and his chin is not in question.
This is a fight that i cannot wait to see, no downside for me here.
NotIMPRESSED- June 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm
I was no where near impressed with Lil Nog's last performance. Rampage will be in shape and ready to bang this time. Plus 'Page still has his chin. Rampage RD 2 TKO.
AL_14- June 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm
I was hoping to see Rampage vs. Thiago Silva but this should be just as good.
joshuan29- June 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm
Rampage by decapitation....
glassjawsh- June 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm
maybe this is the "big huge" fight that DW had promised us for free after the silva maia debacle?
justscrappin- June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm
As for the Nog bros chins.....I agree. They used to be so durable...and a couple of my favorite fighters...cuz I have a soft spot for bjj guys. Then when they started to look solid with their boxing...I was really happy. Lately though, they have really had no beards on them. Time catches up to all of us I guess. I could definitely see Rampage ko'ing Lil Nog...but let's hope he holds up long enough to handle Jackson.
justscrappin- June 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm
Hey for the love of......that's not even his real name. His real name is Mister Miss and Throw penis. Mruss just castrated his real name when he got lippy. ALSO.......he says really fucked up stuff on purpose...and some of it ( gasp!) is meant to be sarcastic.
So So Explosive- June 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm
Null Kuhl, your immigrant ass can have the wettest dream possible but; rampage is gonna put a halt on your climax.


This douche looked horrible against Jason Brilz and his chin looked like a tumbleweed could pass by it and knock him out. He couldn't knock Rampage out in a million years. He isn't gonna get rampage to the ground unless rampage gasses, by then though, Lil'Nog should be out cold and rampage will be passing gas in the manner of having too many after party chilli fries.

Rampage by keeping it standing and making Lil'Nog wish his brother switched out with him for this fight. KO.
for the love of mma- June 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm
1st off DICK_N_HI$A$$ with 2nd comment posted. your an idiot! delet your account!! u know nothing of mma! this is going to be a great fight!!!
Null Kuhl- June 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Lil Nog by TKO (Retirement). A boy can dream...
maclaren- June 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm
anyone know if Brilz has an opponent yet?
justscrappin- June 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm
I was an ol school btt I'm pullin for lil nog. I wasn't impressed by his last performance...and the memories of the predator khtfo still haunt my nightmares. Hopefully he looks like he did vs. Cane and gets the job done in spectacular fashion.
Kid Clam Curtains- June 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Awesome fight.
Goat- June 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Great fight.

I expect Lil Nog to win this one.