Ryan Bader: “If I beat Nogueira I’m one or two fights away from a title shot”

TUF 8 winner, Ryan Bader believes that he’s about one or two octagon victories away from a light heavyweight title shot if he beats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119 in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 25th, 2010.

Bader, speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, said:

“In the sport I feel like I’m an up and comer trying to prove I belong with the big boys. After the Ultimate Fighter I was working my way up, low on the radar in the underdog role, proving people wrong and continuing to move up.”

“If I beat Nogueira I’m one or two fights away from a title shot, but I’m not rushing it. I want to be the best fighter I can be when I get that shot, whether it’s after him or another fight, or another three, I’m in no rush.”

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