Archive: Antonio Nogueira

Sep 30, 2014 5:05 am

Nogueira Brothers Barely Escaped Hostage Situation

Antonio Nogueira and his brother were staying at the Saint Peter Hotel in Brasilia, Brazi. The UFC fighters were evacuated from the hotel along with the rest of the guests for what was being initially reported as a gas leak. Globo is reporting that the story turned out to be a cover to keep guests...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Roy Nelson Out Up to 180 days After UFC FN 39

A damaged right finger has UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson on the shelf. Today the UFC released the suspension information directly to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nelson defeated Antonio Nogueira with a highlight reel KO. As there is no sanctioning organization in the United Arab Emirates for mixed martial...

Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

May 20, 2013 6:00 am

With Hurt Foot Barao May Be Out of Defending his Title at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When too many things seem to be going right the UFC can always count on something putting a damper on the mood. This time the rain over the party comes by way of…you called it…injury. After Saturday night’s amazing UFC on FX 8 card in Brazil rumors started swirling regarding the...

Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am

Dave Herman Passes Rehab, Ready to Fight in the UFC Again

  Dave Herman is set to return to the UFC heavyweight division, having successfully completed the UFC’s requirements of him including 30 days of rehab and a passed drug test.   Entering the UFC in June 2011 with a 20-2 record, Dave Herman looked forward to a promising career ahead of him.  After his first...

Mar 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendez Added to UFC on Fuel TV 10 | UFC NEWS

A middleweight bout between Daniel Sarafian and Eddie Mendez is slated for UFC on Fuel TV 10, as reported by Tatame.com.  This card is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Verdum, as well as the finals for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.  The UFC has not officially announced where the...

Nov 1, 2012 4:40 am

Werdum – Big Nog Confirmed As TUF Brazil 2 Coaches | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week we reported the likely booking of the next TUF Brazil coaches, and today we can confirm that our report holds true. Two Brazilian heavyweights will coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” UFC officials have confirmed that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have both agreed to serve as the...

Oct 30, 2012 10:26 am

Report: Werdum – Big Nog Slated To Coach TUF Brazil Season 2 | UFC NEWS

Two Brazilian heavyweights will likely coach the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have both agreed to serve as the next coaches. The second season of “TUF Brazil” is expected to feature 170 pound fighters and more than 300 men attended...

Jul 5, 2012 8:21 pm

Contrasting Motivations: What the Spider Promised Then and Now | UFC NEWS

In the lead up to their first encounter, Chael Sonnen unleashed an onslaught of verbal abuse against the champion, antagonizing him with a wealth of criticisms and insults. Remarks ranged from the legitimacy of Silva’s opponents, to statements vilifying his character, and to accusations of him being a phony. These assaults were not only limited...

Jul 2, 2012 7:32 am

Big Nog Says He’s Never Seen Anderson Silva Look So Good In Training | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in an interview with TATAME. Nogueira comments on Chael Sonnen and does not agree with Sonnen’s methods of self promotion. Nogueira states that Sonnen is a tough fighter but thinks Sonnen talks so much to compensate for his boring style. “The guy’s disrespectful. The way he advertises himself...

Jul 1, 2012 9:47 pm

Nogueira Does Not Want To Rush His Return To The Octagon | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After having to cancel his UFC 149 bout with Cheick Kongo Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has continued to work hard on his physiotherapy sessions for his arm which was broken by Frank Mir at UFC 140. In an interview with TATAME Big Nog discusses his return and rehabilitation. “We don’t have a...

Jun 7, 2012 6:02 am

Roy Nelson Calls Out winner Of Kongo vs. Noguiera Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Roy Nelson comments to Sherdog. In his last bout Nelson breezed through Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012, with a 51-second knockout. The win got him back on track after his defeat to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143, after the bout Nelson even contemplated moving down to 205. Fresh...