Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira And Roy Nelson Talk About Their Fight At UFC FIght Night 39
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.10.2014
In Abu Dhabi..
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) spoke about their fight at UFC Fight Night 39. It happens at the Du Arena in Abu Dhabi. It streams live on UFC Fight Pass at 11:50 AM ET.
Nogueira on pre-fight nerves: "Every time I step in the octagon, it's exciting, and I get nervous. Roy has heavy hands. He's tough. He's strong, but I think if the fight goes longer, it's good for me."
Nelson on fighting Nogueira: "He's a legend. He's a guy you definitely want to fight when you're in the heavyweight division. He's just one of those guys that comes to fight, and he's an old-school guy, where he's going to try to finish the fight, regardless. I respect fighters who do that vs. just trying to outpoint you. He respects me, and I respect him. But when it comes to Friday night, I'm going to try to finish him, and he's going to try and finish me. That's what makes it an exciting fight."