Lil Nog: Tito has hard head, going for KO anyway


Tito Ortiz, nearing the very end of an extraordinary career, put together an extraordinary run in 2011. In the space of just five months, he will have had three elite level fights.

7/02/2011 vs. then top-5 ranked fight Ryan Bader: wins with Submission of the Night

08/06/2011 vs. top 5 ranked Rashad Evans: Losing effort taken on very short notice. Earns Fight of the Night honors.

12/10/2011 This Saturday night The People's Champion fights Antonio Nogueira and hopes to do the gravedigger again.

Standing in the way of his plans is Antônio Rogério Nogueira, who has plans of his own.

"I'm coming from a loss (vs. Phil Davis at UFC Fight Night 24 on 3/26/2011) and I'm motivated to get a win against Tito Ortiz. Tito Ortiz is a tough opponent but I am confident.

"I have been training boxing intensely. My hands are fast. Dorea really liked out training session yesterday. He said that I am able to maintain strong punches though out combos.

"When we train grappling and the arms get tired I am still able to keep power and speed. So the probabilities are high for a knockout in this fight. But Tito Ortiz has a hard head. Let's see if I can get a KO.

"But if the fight goes to the ground, he will be surprised with my ground game."

Props to Cyril Jeff for the gifs

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Doem site profile image  

12/9/11 3:25 PM by Doem

Extremely overrated because he lacks wrestling and is good at everything else? I think you just hate on nog.

GageIsLegend site profile image  

12/9/11 3:21 PM by GageIsLegend

That key component lost him the fight. I agree lil nog is extremely overrated.

Doem site profile image  

12/9/11 3:16 PM by Doem

^^^^not reallyhe has a problem with wrestling but otherwise.....against davis for instance, he was obviously the more skilled fighter but just lacks that key component.

orcus site profile image  

12/9/11 3:13 PM by orcus

 Rog is extremely over-rated, will be interesting to see if Tito has much left though.

RandyDarsh site profile image  

12/9/11 3:10 PM by RandyDarsh

Haha I lol"d at the thread title

CaptainWoody site profile image  

12/9/11 2:53 PM by CaptainWoody

why is he a doofus?

CaptainWoody site profile image  

12/9/11 2:47 PM by CaptainWoody

I will say with absolute certainty that Tito will not lose to a choke....not gonna happen

GaGas Soldier site profile image  

12/9/11 2:43 PM by GaGas Soldier

these Brazilian mma reporters are fucking hot

catgobling site profile image  

12/9/11 2:37 PM by catgobling

tito's only "strength" is his ability to ground and pound. unfortunately this doofus does it from the guard.his standup is weak(everyone gets lucky sometimes) and nog's is quite technical. Nog by whatever he wants

bhealthy site profile image  

12/9/11 1:12 PM by bhealthy

bad strategy. and very surprising from someone who has seen those Olmec heads on the beach.Futas cardio has failed him more often than his moonface