Brazilian light heavyweight contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira takes on one of the sport’s rising stars, undefeated Phil Davis, a former Division I national champion wrestler from Penn State, in Spike TV’s UFC Fight Night Live from the KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday, March 26 at 10 p.m. ET. The co-feature showcases a welterweight battle between British sensation Dan Hardy and knockout artist Anthony Johnson.
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Scheduled on the call are Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Phil Davis, Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson.Follow Mike Fagan on Twitter for live updates and send your questions to him or leave them in the comments below.
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- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: I was already far into my camp for Tito, but Phil's a wrestler too, so my training doesn't change too much.
- Nog: This is definitely a great moment in my career. It's a big step for me.
- Nog: This fight is just as tough as it would have been with Tito. Every fight is tough.
- Nog: Davis and I trained not too long ago. Very strong wrestling, very strong ground skills.
- Nog: I've dedicated the last year to wrestling.
- Phil Davis: It's an excellent opportunity to fight a legend in the sport. I'm thrilled just to be in the Octagon with him.
- Davis: Nogueira is a threat everywhere.
- Davis: I took a lot of thought before agreeing to this fight. Great opportunity, but it's a huge challenge.
- Davis: I don't know if I'm close to fighting for a title. That's not for me to say. I have to worry about Nogueira first.
- Davis: I'm definitely taking time off after this fight to improve my fight. This fight came sooner than I expected.
- Davis: I take inspiration from Jon Jones. He accomplished so much in such little time.
- Dan Hardy: Anthony and I are friendly. No reason to fabricate trash talk. I've invested my energy into my training.
- Hardy: I always like to put pressure on myself. I perform better. I've put myself in a situation where I feel like I'm fighting for my job.
- Hardy: The Monday morning after the Condit fight I was back in the gym. I was annoyed that I let myself and my fans down.
- Hardy: I got back to the UK just before Christmas. I've done my camp with Team Rough House.
- Hardy: It's always good having Paul Daley around. We've been together for 9 years.
- Hardy: I've knocked out enough people that it was bound to happen to me.
- Hardy: I'm annoyed that Condit thinks he's a better fighter than me. He isn't.
- Hardy: I wasn't quite sure how the medical suspension works. If someone tells me I can't punch for 30 days, I'm not going to listen to them.
- Anthony Johnson: Dan's already been respectful to me. I like watching him fight. We're top athletes, we don't need to go back-and-forth.
- Rumble: I said I was thinking of moving to 185 to get people talking about me while I was out. 170 pounds is my home.
- Rumble: I don't think GSP is giving up the belt any time soon. There's still guys who want to get a piece of him.
- Rumble: I got pretty big, pretty lazy being out with the injury. My weight is great now.
- Rumble: I'll be under 200 pounds in cage. Maybe 180-185.
- Rumble: Hell no. This fight isn't going to the ground. You're talking to two guys who like to bang.
- Rumble: We don't like that lovey-dovey stuff. That's why we should be in the main event.