UFC Quick Quote: Brendan Schaub is going the 'anti-Chael Sonnen route' against Antonio Nogueira in Brazil

via mmafrenzy.com

"I'm definitely kind of going the ‘anti-Chael Sonnen' route. I embrace Brazil and to me it's always been a dream of mine to compete there and I'm definitely taking full advantage of this opportunity. I still expect to get booed, but I think the Brazilian culture and the people respect what I do and they're just looking for a good fight come August 27 and that's what they're going to get. I've been nothing but respectful of Nogueira. I think that's the only way to go. Especially when you're dealing with these legends. This is my second big legend in a row so it's something I'm getting used to."

-- While Chael Sonnen is busy alienating every single human being that resides in Brazil, to the point that lynch mobs have popped up on Facebook to greet him if he is to come to the country to corner Yushin Okami, Brendan Schaub is going the opposite route. Although he knows he'll be booed boisterously once he steps inside the Octagon against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134, "The Hybrid" tells MMANation.com he just wants to make love before he makes war on Aug. 27 in Rio de Janiero. In fact, Schaub wanted to fight "Big Nog" in his home country bad enough to turn down the chance to fight in his own neck of the woods at UFC 135 in Denver. A risky proposition, sure, but that's how legends are made and when all is said on done this Saturday, Schaub thinks he can walk out of Rio having earned a shot at the heavyweight title ... and the respect of the rowdy Brazilian fans. Tall order indeed, but not impossible. Anyone think he does it? Or does Nogueira have one more run in his old bones before calling it a career? To hear more from Schaub, including a status update on Shane Carwin, what's it like being on his first poster, and much more, click here.

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