It appears that a Mauricio “Shogun” Rua-Lyoto Machida season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil will not happen in the near future after Machida earned a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title. However, there is another Brazilian 205-pounder that would take the spot: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Nogueira, the “little” brother of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, told the Brazilian news outlet Tatame recently that it would be “a dream” to coach TUF vs. Rua.
“I would love to, it’d be awesome,” Nogueira said. “It would be very good to me and it would be a rematch of (a) 2005 fight, which is something people wanna see.”
Rua earned the win in that meeting during the Pride Grand Prix tournament. “Big Nog” was a coach on TUF vs. Frank Mir.