In an interview following his 1st round Knockout victory over Brendan Schaub in Brazil, Big Nog hinted at a potential fight in Japan this February.
“I want to help my friends right now. I want to help Rafael [Cavalcante], who fights Sept. 10. And I want to help Junior dos Santos win the world title,” said Nogueira. “I’m not thinking about my next fight, but for sure I will be ready. If they have a fight in the U.S., I will be ready. When they have a fight in February in Japan, I will be ready to fight over there.”
This got me thinking about what type of matchmaking would make sense not only for Big Nog in a hypothetical UFC Japan card, but the rest of the card as well.
Here are a few thoughts that I had. I'm interested to hear what everyone else has in mind for the event.
Big Nog vs. Josh Barnett
Shogun Rua vs. Rampage Jackson
Dan Henderson vs. Little Nog
Wanderlei Silva vs. Sexyama
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. George Sotiropolous
Jose Aldo vs. Hatsu Hioki
Kid Yamamoto vs. Jeff Curran