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Saturday, 04/26/2014, 10:04 am

‘Big Nog’ Headed For ACL Surgery, Eyes MMA Return


Coming off his most recent loss to Roy Nelson (Replay), many, including UFC President Dana White, wanted to see ‘Big Nog’ retire as a fighter.

However, in a recent statement to MMAFighting, retirement is not on his mind.

Check it:

“I’m going to need surgery. I had the same surgery on the left knee three years ago, and now it’s on the right knee. I want to recover and see what happens, but I want to fight. I was feeling great, had a great training camp for this fight. I was fast, but I couldn’t perform. I have to recover and start it all over again.”

Nogueira also stated that he didn’t mind Dana White’s call for retirement. That in his eyes the UFC boss is merely looking after his image.

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