Dana White: Winner of Nogueira vs. Schaub Could Be Next Title Contender

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that the heavyweight bout between former UFC and PRIDE champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and top heavyweight prospect, Brendan Schaub could determine the next title contender in the division.

White, speaking at the UFC 134 pre-fight press conference, said:

“This is a big fight in the heavyweight division. We just saw what happened last week with Junior dos Santos. He won his fight and will now face Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight championship. The winner of this fight between Big Nog and Brendan Schaub puts one of these guys right in the mix of the heavyweight division.”

Nogueira hasn’t seen action since February 2010 when he was knocked out by current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez in the first round. He was due to rematch Frank Mir but a series of hip problems forced him to withdraw. Schaub is coming off two massive wins over Gabriel Gonzaga and PRIDE open weight grand prix champion, Mirko Cro Cop.

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