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07-17-2003, 11:01 AM
Barnett Out of the Scene,
in Comes Rodriguez
By Eduardo Alonso

The never-ending tale of Minotauro's opponent for PRIDE's August 10th event may now be finally coming to an end, as one more occurred today. After training for a long time believing he would have to face PRIDE's sensation Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic, former PRIDE Heavyweight champion Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira ended up receiving information he would have to fight former UFC stand out Josh Barnett, in Josh's PRIDE debut. The fight between Minotauro and Barnett, which highly anticipated ever since the American challenged the Brazilian after Nogueira's win over Bob Sapp, is now going to have to wait once again as Josh Barnett decided to take part in a Japanese Pro-Wrestling event and postpone his PRIDE debut for the near future. With that, DSE secured former UFC Heavyweight champion and PRIDE veteran Ricco Rodriguez as Minotauro's opponent, and now negotiations are on in the final stages, with this fight on the verge of being announced at any minute to take place at the PRIDE GP, as a single bout. The interesting side of this match-up is that both fighters already fought each other in a submission wrestling match at the Abu Dhabi tournament once, with Rodriguez beating Minotauro by knee bar. This is a chance for revenge for Nogueira, who recently avenged his only MMA loss (at 1999 RINGS King of Kings) against Dan Henderson in PRIDE 24. The Brazilian fighter is confident in his win and is welcoming this chance to redeem himself in the PRIDE ring. FCF will keep you posted on new developments for the PRIDE August 10th card.

07-17-2003, 11:03 AM
My pick is as always Nog...no matter who he fights.....Rodriguez may be a good, but he is not even in the same league as Nog in terms of MMA........

07-17-2003, 11:04 AM
I pick Nog too. This is a BJJ fans wet dream.....

07-17-2003, 11:05 AM
Yep, I'll always pick Nog too, so this time will be no different.

Tanner Rhoden
07-17-2003, 11:09 AM
Nog all the way.

On a side note, I hate Barnett.

07-17-2003, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Tanner Rhoden
Nog all the way.

On a side note, I hate Barnett.

07-17-2003, 11:40 AM
I just got an email from Mino and he is looking foward to this fight.

Of course I would bet my first born on Mino. (If I had one)

07-17-2003, 11:45 AM

I like both fighters. Ricco will win.

07-17-2003, 11:49 AM
This makes me happy.

Tanner Rhoden
07-17-2003, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Cesaro

I like both fighters. Ricco will win.

Put down the crack pipe.

07-17-2003, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Tanner Rhoden
Nog all the way.

On a side note, I hate Barnett.


07-17-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Tanner Rhoden
Put down the crack pipe.

Right again!

07-17-2003, 12:47 PM
I bet Mino ****s him up on their feet and then subs his ass!

Mr. Beelzebub
07-17-2003, 12:54 PM
Ricco is an excellent grappler (he beat Nog in Abu Dhabi), but in MMA is not in the top 10 IMO, not even when he was champion. Nogueira is gonna do to him what he did to Herring standing and on the ground. Nog by Sub.

On a side note, I hate Barnett too

07-17-2003, 02:08 PM
i dont believe it till it happens

ronnie dobbs
07-17-2003, 03:56 PM
maybe nog will knock ricco's ****in' jaw loose like slyvia did. i think ricco has a snowballs chance in hell at beating the NOG. ricco is way over rated and he is really lucky that barnett got suspended before they could have fought. barnett could beat ricco and sylvia in the same night. or maybe not

07-17-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Tanner Rhoden
Put down the crack pipe.

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The Ensanity
07-17-2003, 11:38 PM
Nog ****s him up standing

07-18-2003, 01:23 PM
I dought the UFC send to guys over to pride on the same card

07-18-2003, 07:11 PM
Nog will destroy.

07-23-2003, 03:18 PM
I'm gonna go against the grain as well, ricco will shock the world.

07-23-2003, 03:35 PM
I think Nog will win, but if Ricco just stays in Nogs gaurd like Fedor did and just punches without trying to finish him, it could present probs for Nog. But still, I think Nog by TKO or submission.

07-23-2003, 04:06 PM
I just think ricco wont stand a chance, nogs standing up crushes ricco for sure. And grappling he is simply the best.