The outspoken Cannonier continues to raise headlines, claiming that he is ready to ‘raise some eyebrows’ in his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 237. He is very confident about the fight and isn’t sweating the likely hostile reception that he’ll receive. “I don’t have to deal with it. That’s them saying stuff, I don’t speak Portuguese” Cannonier told reporters.
Cannonier rightfully sees this fight as a great way to enhance his reputation and potentially inch towards a title shot. If he can land a quick finish on Silva this Saturday, you can bet that the world will be watching.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to Continue Fighting
The Brazilian veteran is set to meet Ryan Spann in a Light Heavyweight bout on the UFC 237 undercard. While many thought this may be his last fight, Nogueira believes he has several years left, even at age 42. He admits this may change depending on the result of his fight this weekend.
Nogueira is still in relatively good form, entering this fight after a knockout win over Sam Alvey last time out. Especially if he can score another knockout here, he’s well within his right to continue fighting.
Sergio Moraes Ready for Respectful Battle
Moraes admitted that he was initially hesitant about facing compatriot Warlley Alves at UFC 237 this weekend. However, he insists that he won’t hold back. “I asked the UFC to be on the Rio card. We’re going to war” he said when questioned by reporters.
This shapes up as one of the more exciting preliminary fights on the UFC 237 card. You’ve got two up-and-coming Brazilians with very strong professional MMA records to date. If it does turn into the war that Moraes predicts, it could be a fight that has people talking for weeks to come.