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Just when Mike Swick was pointing out the pitfalls of fighting one of his American Kickboxing Academy teammates, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Lyoto Machida?s manager discussed how his clients could potentially wind up across each other in the Octagon.

 

"(Rogerio) wants what every other light heavyweight wants in that category and that's he wants a belt,? said Ed Soares. ?Whatever fight is going to be, put him up a little bit closer towards that title shot, that's where he wants to be, that's who he wants to fight."

 

It turns out Nogueira is expected to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal. A win over a former champion surely would ?put him a little bit closer towards that title shot.?

 

Despite Nogueira and Machida being Black House teammates, Soares believes a battle over the belt would be enough for the two to face each other, not out of any disparagement, but out of respect.

 

"They both want the same thing. Lyoto wants to keep his belt and Rogerio wants it. We'll cross that bridge when it comes, but I think when push comes to shove if that fight was to come up, I think they'd fight each other. They're friends they respect each other very much," Soares told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

 

"At the end of the day, they both want one thing. If the only way is that they're going to have to fight, like I said, we'll cross that bridge when it comes, but I think it could happen."

 

Nogueira, of course, first has to get past Griffin, which is no small task.

 

Machida also has his own hurdle to cross, Mauricio ?Shogun? Rua. Machida and Rua fought once before, at UFC 104 last October, with the champ earning a controversial unanimous decision. Many felt that Rua should have gotten the nod, and UFC president Dana White granted an immediate rematch.

 

There are other contenders in the mix as well; fighters like Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Jon Jones, and even another teammate, middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

 

But if each wins his next bout, another section of the bridge between Machida and Nogueira will be in place.

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I just think if Nog and Machida fight each other they will separate the camp, of course little nog is in because big nog runs the gym, but Machida might have to find another place to fight and by doing so, not training where he wants to be. I doubt they will train together. Also we see time and time again guys who are in the camp know the same tricks so they just cancel each other out and they wait until the fight is over.

 

Would be a great fight if they originally trained elsewhere.

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I think that's another story though. Because they aren't just training partners' date=' they're basically mentor/student.[/quote']

 

Ya, Big Nog is like a father figure to JDS. He calls him his master and everything. Read some of JDS' interviews. . he always mentions Rodrigo and how he wants his Master to win the belt.

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Even Machida's dad is saying Silva should quit *****ing and fight his son. And I never heard of Machida saying he won't fight Silva' date=' just heard Silva saying he won't fight Machida. And now this. Silva is gonna be pissed :P.[/quote']

 

Anderson chooses not to fight Machida because it's his friend. Anderson has a belt and Machida has one too.. so why would you try and take your friends belt away? A good friend wouldn't do that. Would you try to take away your best friends dreams, and accomplishments?

 

...Not me.

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I think that's another story though. Because they aren't just training partners' date=' they're basically mentor/student.[/quote']

 

... its the age-old argument, I am pure mercenary with the belief that "real men fight & shake hands afterwards" ... to be the best, you must beat the best regardless of personal relationships .. business is business !

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is the camp that everyone is training at called black house? that must be the most badass training camp ever with the best fighters. lyoto' date=' anderson silva, big nog and little nog.. wtf[/quote']

 

... the best camp w/ the top fighters that won't fight each other, .. bottom line is the fans lose & the millionaire fighters live happily ever after !

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... I'm sure dana appreciates the fighters running the ufc' date='

so we will never see dragon/spider or cigano/rodrigo or thiago/cane ... thats just wonderful :rolleyes:[/quote']

 

It's the fighters who actually have to get in there and hit their friends and partners, the people they spend time developing techniques and getting ready for fights with day in and out... so I think they should be allowed to have some say in who they do or don't fight.

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This will be moot issue after Rua beats Machida. What usaully happens In rematches where the fight was close but the tide was turing in the second half of the fight, that person will pick up where he left off and dominate the second fight. I think Rua has got Machida's number.

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This will be moot issue after Rua beats Machida. What usaully happens In rematches where the fight was close but the tide was turing in the second half of the fight' date=' that person will pick up where he left off and dominate the second fight. I think Rua has got Machida's number.[/quote']

 

then we will get to see shogun-evans

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It's the fighters who actually have to get in there and hit their friends and partners' date=' the people they spend time developing techniques and getting ready for fights with day in and out... so I think they should be allowed to have some say in who they do or don't fight.[/quote']

 

last call ... "TO BE THE BEST P4P, YOU MUST BEAT THE BEST" .. & there are no excuses, none, zero, zip ....... nada .

......................................... the point I am making is INARGUABLE unless you are a little fairy-azz-mamas' boy !!! .. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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