Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Tito Ortiz: “It’s a really important fight.”

UFC light heavyweight contender, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira speaks about his upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle, Washington on March 26th, admitting this one is a very important fight for his career.

Nogueira, speaking via GracieMag.com, said:

“He has really good ground and pound and always looks to get to that position. He’s good at hitting from there, knows how to use his elbows, so it’s something I have to be careful about. I’m training to avoid that and defend myself by playing guard, should I end up on bottom. So I’m doing a lot of takedown defenses, playing from the bottom, not to mention working on my boxing.”

“It’s a really important fight. The situation is all the more delicate because I’m coming off a loss. I don’t want to lose and I’m confident. I’m working and I feel the result will depend on everything I do up until then. There’s no secret to it and I’m conscious of the responsibility. I’m going to put in an effort and I’m more focused than ever before.”

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