“We are lobbying daily for the fight. As of now, we have not been offered the fight. We are optimistic that if [Nogueira] is healthy, Brendan has a good shot to be his opponent in Brazil. Also, I’m a huge Cro Cop fan and have tremendous respect for him, but it seems a stretch that Cro Cop would fight [Nogueira] in Brazil after Brendan knocked him out with one of the most vicious KOs I’ve ever seen. Brendan is one of the most dominant fighters in the division and we’re hopeful the UFC will reward him with the great honor of fighting in Rio.” - ESPN.com

Brendan Schaub's manager Lex McMahon (Alchemist Management) shared his thoughts about who should face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134: Rio. Big Nog has recently revealed that he will be participating in the main card action of UFC 134, against a yet to be named opponent. TUF 10 Finalist Brendan Schaub is currently 8-1 in his MMA career, with 7 TKO/KO finishes. In his recent fights, Brendan Schaub defeated Mirko Cro Cop, Gabriel Gonzaga and Chris Tuchscherer. UFC 134: Rio is scheduled for August 27th, and will take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil