Brendan Schaub: If I can beat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, I've got a good argument for a title shotPosted on July 23, 2011, 08:25 PM by Joey Santosus
"When they were asking people to fight, no one said anything. Then when the fight got confirmed, it was like, 'I wish I had that fight.' Yeah, you weren't saying that before. I'm not OCD about it, but I definitely set goals, and I'm smart about my future, that's for sure. That would be five wins straight. If I can beat Nogueira convincingly in his own backyard, I think you look at the layout of the heavyweight division, and I've got a good argument for (a title shot). - For more from Brendan Schaub, visit Sports Illustrated (via MMAMania.com)
Since coming up short against Roy Nelson back in 2009, Brendan Schaub has reeled-off four consecutive victories in the UFC. After back-to-back stoppage wins over Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer, Schaub outworked one-time title contender Gabriel Gonzaga en-route to a unanimous decision before scoring a third-round knockout victory over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 128.
While each win appeared a bit more impressive than the last, he'll now face his toughest test to date in the form of veteran Heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. If successful against the former PRIDE Champion, "The Hybrid" will extend his winning streak to five and make his place as a top contender hard to deny. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Would a win over Big Nog in his home country be enough to earn Schaub a crack at the gold?
Further Reading: Brendan Schaub: I will KO Minotauro Nogueira in Round 2