Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will "absolutely" stand with Alexander GustafssonPosted on February 27, 2012, 03:09 PM by Joey Santosus
"Absolutely I’ll stand-up. He claims to have great experience, but I haven’t seen him fighting the best boxers of the world. I’ve had the chance to do it at Pan (bronze medal), South American, amateur Brazilian titles… I believe I’m much more experienced than him." - For more from Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, visit Tatame.com
Lil' Nog isn't impressed by Alexander Gustafsson's stand-up.
In fact, despite being among the most skilled BJJ black-belts in MMA, the 2007 Pan American bronze medalist says he has no concerns about standing with the Swede when the two go head to head at UFC on Fuel TV 2.
Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, each of Gustaffson's octagon victories have come inside the distance, including back-to-back knockout wins in his last two outings. However, according to Nogueira, until "The Mauler" has squared off with some of boxing's best, he won't have the experience neccassary to better the Brazilian on his feet. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Will wisdom empower "Minotoro" past his less experienced opponent, or will Gustafsson prove too much for Nogueira when he travels home to Stockholm, Sweden?
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