‘Other’ Nogueira Possibly Headed to UFC

By Jake Rossen Aug 19, 2009
In some non-news news, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira told listeners plugged into a UFC conference call Tuesday that twin brother Rogerio might be due for an Octagon debut sometime soon. Sherdog.com checked with Rogerio, who claimed he still had a 9/12 appointment in Brazil to keep with onetime “Brazilian Killa” Alex Stiebling.

If the 205-pound Rogerio concludes a deal, the UFC would be only one Gegard Mousasi short of locking down the entire light-heavyweight division, which would make that title belt possibly the most cohesive and valuable in the entire sport, as every other division has at least a few strays in Japan or elsewhere. It would be one of the few instances in this universe where “undisputed” actually means what it implies.
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