Schaub believes win at UFC 134 earns him a title shot

by Steven Marrocco | source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com
 

Nogueira, he hopes, is the final bullet point in the list of reasons he's deserving of a title shot.

"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 it," Schaub said.

He's mostly right, although you can also argue he's merely piggybacking on a few dying stars, ostentatiously climbing the ladder rather than fighting all comers. "Cro Cop" and "Big Nog," after all, are not the fighters they once were. Filipovic will fight one last time, a sympathy gesture after back-to-back knockout losses capped by Schaub's last-minute hammer at UFC 128. The 35-year-old Nogueira is 2-3 in the octagon and has sat out the past year-and-a-half. Oddsmakers say he has about a 30 percent chance of winning the Aug. 27 fight, which takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

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ausgepicht site profile image  

8/24/11 3:41 PM by ausgepicht

He should: 1. Beat at least one top ten opponent first 2. Remember he got KOed by Nelson, who isn't top ten. At least he's got bigger balls than Bisping, who in his 14th fight in the UFC hasn't requested a title shot or a top ten opponent.

Godmode site profile image  

8/24/11 3:38 PM by Godmode

Hey Brendan! You still need to pass through Arloski...

Trejo site profile image  

8/24/11 4:18 AM by Trejo

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supersonic site profile image  

8/24/11 1:59 AM by supersonic

I think Mitrione would take him. No way he gets a shot if he beats a over the hill Nog

Crooklyn site profile image  

8/24/11 1:49 AM by Crooklyn

http://crooklynscorner.com/2011/08/schaub-had-challenging-camp-quick-quote/ 

caged conflict site profile image  

8/24/11 1:46 AM by caged conflict

2.6 million ppv buyers and all of their friends disagree with you.

jimbobyeaboy site profile image  

8/24/11 1:15 AM by jimbobyeaboy

Dana says he needs at least one more big win before being considered for the title shot.

WallySparks204 site profile image  

8/24/11 1:02 AM by WallySparks204

Nah he doesnt deserve it. Wins over shot fighters like crocop nog and gonzaga does not equal title shot.Maybe after this he can call out ken shamrock or andrei arlovski.The fuckin nerve of this kid calling out past their prime fighters and expecting a title shot for it.Go beat young hungry up n coming talent like struve barry beltran mitrione or established legit talent like kongo carwin mir lesnar and i might be impressedFuck shcuab

WallySparks204 site profile image  

8/24/11 1:00 AM by WallySparks204

Nah he doesnt deserve it. Wins over shot fighters like crocop nog and gonzaga does not equal title shot.Maybe after this he can call out ken shamrock or andrei arlovski.The fuckin nerve of this kid calling out past their prime fighters and expecting a title shot for it.Go beat young hungry up n coming talent like struve barry beltran mitrione or established legit talent like kongo carwin mir lesnar and i might be impressedFuck shcuab