"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 Rogerio, 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. 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. It'd be a great fight, but the UFC didn't confirm anything yet."
Now 2-0 in the UFC light heavyweight division, former PRIDE standout Antonio Rogerio Nogueira sets his sights on the major players in the 205-pound division, starting with former division kingpin Quinton Jackson. Despite struggling in his split decision win over Jason Brilz at UFC 114 back in May, "Minotoro" holds wins over Dan Henderson and Alistair Overeem (twice). Is "Rampage" going to be the next high profile name on that list? Or did his May 29 troubles against "The Hitman" convince you that "Lil' Nog" may be on a possible downturn -- like his heavyweight twin brother?