Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Lyoto Machida were pointed out as the probable next coaches of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, predicted for the beginning of 2013, but the title shot forced the Karate fighter to change his plans. And who liked it was Rogerio “Minotouro” Nogueira, who wants to fight Shogun, who defeated Brandon Vera last Saturday, next.
“I would love to, it’d be awesome… A dream”, said the fighter on an exclusive interview with
Little Nogueira and Shogun Rua fought at Pride’s Grand Prix in 2005, and Rua got the win on a fight which was later labeled as the best fight of all time, and fans all around the globe would like to see this rematch.
“It would be very good to me and it would be a rematch of 2005’s fight, which is something people wanna see. If I have a chance to coach the guys at TUF and also fight him, it would be amazing”, highlights.
Minotouro’s brother, Minotauro Nogueira had the chance to be a coach on the eighth season of TUF on the United Stated and Rogerio watched closely his brother’s journey.
“Rodrigo learned a lot from TUF. He learned more about being a coach and how to make the team united and gathered. On the United States he’s seen by many as the best coach the show ever had and he got even more famous after the show”.
Recovered from the injury, Lil’ Nog is coming back to the trainings and believe that a chance to be a coach the the reality show would be the perfect way to comeback, once he hasn’t fight since got a win by knockout over former champion Tito Ortiz, in December of 2011.
“Man, I’m back. I started training this week and I’m training Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu… I just need to train Wrestling more because I’m learning the positions and I gotta earn confidence on it”, explains. “I believe in three month I can fight again”.