Antonio Rogerio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira shared his thoughts on the upcoming UFC 117 main event fight between his training partner Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva and Chael Sonnen. Nogueira believes that Sonnen is not even close to the level Silva is on when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA). In fact, he believes that Sonnen is doing a lot of trash talking simply to get in Silva’s head and acquire some attention from the media/fans.
From Lil’ Nog:
“I think he’s just talking nonsense. He is not even a real challenger to Anderson. I think other fighters have done much more in the division, such as Dan Henderson, Nate Marquardt, whom he won against, Demian Maia, who played with (Sonnen) like a child, and Vitor Belfort. He is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. He will take a beating from Anderson, who will beat him like a child, will beat his ass and will shut his mouth. He has no qualifications to compete for the belt — that’s the truth. He doesn’t have good boxing or ground, only good wrestling. Anderson is on another level. He hopes that Anderson will lose his control and blow up. It’s the only chance he has since Anderson is technically much better than him.”