By Evan Stoumbelis
Minotauro Nogueira hasn’t seen action in the Octagon much lately. The last time we saw him fight was June 8th 2013 when he lost to Fabricio Werdum. Before that was October 13th 2012 when he defeated Dave Herman.
Now ‘Big Nog’ plans on making a return to the octagon in 2014, his opponent of choice? None other than heavy hitter Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson.
“I’m totally interested in this fight. Roy Nelson is a tough athlete and is always fighting the tops. I would like to fight him. He has a heavy hand and would be a good challenge. I’m not training hard yet, but I’m always training something with my coaches, but I won’t be able to train hard before January. I want to be back to the cage by March or April. I’ll be recovered from my injury by the end of the year Ligament injuries require six months to recover, so I can’t come back before that. So before I’m able to return to training, I’m focused in my gym.”
(quote via MMAFighting.com)Tags: 2014, big country nelson, Big Nog, featured, mma, return, ufc