In the advent that you need a brave individual to fight a person widely referred to as ‘Minotouro’, and if someone with the moniker of ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is up for the task, don’t be surprised if any reference to that impending altercation is discussed in a purely comic book-like fashion. ZUFFA states that at UFC Fight Night: Seattle, Phil Davis has stepped in for Tito Ortiz to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira, but in reality we’re seeing a showdown between Mr. Wonderful vs. a Minotaur in the cage on March 26th 2011 — and that should make a lot of you frightened because a creature with the head of a bull and a body of a man scientifically shouldn’t even exist.
Here’s what Little Nog had to say about the future showdown, including that he plans on knocking out Phil Davis.
“My work’s done, man, the thing is to focus and train hard to face this new opponent. I still didn’t have the chance to watch many of his fights, but his game is similar to Tito Ortiz’s. I know he tends to use his kicks more, but his strong point also is Wrestling… The same background”, commented Rogerio, who revealed that he’ll make the difference on the bout.
“I’m training too hard, everything’s perfect now. You can hope an aggressive me, I’ll really go for it this time. I just have to prevent the takedowns, but I’ll attack him, I’ll try to finish it and the good positions. My plan is to knock him out. He’ll have to fight a tough guy, it’ll be a good fight. I’ll make a difference with my Boxing skills, it’ll be my game plan so I keep the distance”, revealed the black belt, who intends to block Mr. Wonderful’s Wrestling game. “I’m doing many sprawls so I sharpen my takedown defense so I won’t be taken down near the grid, that’s where the Americans feel comfortable“, concluded.
Little Nog just gave a blatant generalization to all American MMA fighters — and he’s probably right. Americans love to mount other human beings and beat the life out of them until they submit. I guess that’s Little Nog’s way of giving a shout-out to every rural town in West Virginia. [Source]