A bout that many of you, and indeed I myself have called for previously on this site between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Forrest Griffin looks likely to take place in 2010.

The news comes from Fighters Only Magazine who say that a source close to one of the fighters believes the bout will take place “sooner rather than later.”

‘Lil Nog’ had originally been set to face Brandon Vera, with Fighters Only reporting that Griffin would have been his next opponent had he been successful, but an ankle injury ruled Rogerio out of the March¬† event which will air live on Versus¬† (Jon Bones Jones is now his replacement for that card).

The latest news seems promising, particularly for the 44% of you who voted for Griffin as the fighter you’d most like to see Nogueira face next on this site after his successful octagon debut in which he TKO’d the highly regarded Luiz Cane.

Having said that, it’s still unclear if Nogueira will face Griffin next, or will still have to fight someone else (potentially the winner of Vera Vs Jones) first.

There have been further rumors lately that a fight between Griffin and Rich Franklin could also be under consideration, and in fairness that also would be a solid match-up, and another bout that we have previously called for on this site.

Personally I would like to see the Lil Nog – Griffin match made now, as it would be an entertaining bout, and would give either fighter the opportunity to establish themselves as one of the divisions top contenders should they emerge victorious.

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