Rashad Evans Talks About His UFC 156 Opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Rashad Evans thought about trying to move to middleweight, but the former UFC 205-pound champion decided otherwise.

Now, Evans – who has not fought since early in 2012 – will return to action in February against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156.

MMACanada.net recently caught up with Evans and talked with him about facing Nogueira, the twin brother of former interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

He’s a really good boxer, a good counter-boxer. But I’m faster. I’m quick. Besides, I think I’m better looking too. He has good stand-up. His boxing is pretty good, one of the best in the weight class. Also, (on the) ground, he has a really good ground game.

Evans (17-2-1) was unsuccessful in his attempt to win back the UFC title this past April against Jon Jones, falling by decision to the champion. The defeat snapped a four-fight win streak for “Suga.”

Nogueira, meanwhile, is 20-5 but has not competed since last December when he stopped Tito Ortiz. Prior to that, Nogueira had been defeated by Phil Davis and Ryan Bader.

  • sam_snee

    Wrong event Dana. Rashad and Little Nog are on the 157 card. C’mon, Dana.

    • Dana Becker

      No, they actually are not. As I wrote, they are on the UFC 156 (Super Bowl weekend) card in Las Vegas. Nice try. C’mon Sam……do a little research before you call somebody wrong!
      http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC156#/fight

      SPAMMER FAIL!!!!!

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