Rasahd: Bout with 'Lil' Nog 'made sense'

source: MMACanadaTV

"Little Nog is trying to break into the top echelon of fighters and deservedly so. He's a tough competitor, he has a lot of experience, and he's been doing this for a long time. The UFC came to my manager and they wanted to put the fight together. I haven't fought in a long time and I'm coming off a loss, so this made sense to me.

"He's a really good boxer, a good counter boxer. But I'm faster. I'm quick. I think (speed will be my big advantage). Besides, I think I'm better looking too.

"He has good stand up. His boxing is pretty good, one of the best in the weight class. Also his ground, he has a really good ground game so I gotta be aware of the ground."

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Rafael135 site profile image  

12/25/12 2:36 PM by Rafael135

Rashad's got this

kingkoopa site profile image  

12/25/12 1:55 PM by kingkoopa

Hopefully lil nog doesn't get wrestlefucked again. Wish he had big nogs guard game

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

12/25/12 1:22 PM by MasterofMartialArts

I wouldn't say Little Nog got "tooled" on the ground, just didn't do enough to win. Big difference.

Pessimist_Pete site profile image  

12/25/12 1:05 PM by Pessimist_Pete

Can't remember, but didn't lil Nog struggled hard against a wrestler recently? Maybe that's why the fight made sense to Rashad?

mose site profile image  

12/25/12 12:35 PM by mose

And that's why this is a pretty good match-up, because opinions vary so much on it. IMO, Rashad is substantially better than current Lil Nog and should win this rather easily. I see it as an easier, name-win to rebuild the Rashad brand. KO, rather brutal, 2nd round.But, we'll see soon enough.

absoluteidiot site profile image  

12/25/12 12:29 PM by absoluteidiot

Lil Nog is better up and down. Welcome to 185 Rashad.

minotauro11 site profile image  

12/25/12 12:17 PM by minotauro11

Very true, good post.

Neph site profile image  

12/25/12 5:02 AM by Neph

Rashad has this comfortably.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

12/25/12 4:56 AM by HandyDarsh

Unfortunately this, lil nog can still touch his chin though... Not that bad if a matchup.

Zaph site profile image  

12/25/12 12:26 AM by Zaph

Agreed.  He'd take him down, completely fail to do any damage whatsoever, and then Nog would get up, slap him around for a while, and Bader would follow with another non-damaging TD and more inability to control him, so Nog would get up again and slap him around. If anything, Davis did a better job at keeping him down.  To this day, I have not read a single convincing argument to defend that decision.  In no sensible universe did Bader win that fight.