Archive: Big Nog

Oct 20, 2014 7:10 pm

Anderson Silva Responds To Nogueira Retirement Talks

After being brutally KO’d by Roy Nelson earlier this year, many fight fans, including UFC President Dana White called for the retirement of Minotauro Nogueira. While Nogueira hasn’t had any matches since then, or given a definitive answer as to whether or not he’s ready to close the book on his MMA career, his close...

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...

Sep 5, 2014 10:12 am

I ACCEPT! Mir Agrees To Trilogy Bout With Nogueira

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has delivered two dominant performances over MMA Legend Antonio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog” Nogueira, and he’s o.k. with a third. In a recent interview with the Brazilian Press Mir explained: “I know that Nogueira wants to have his last fight against me. I have no problem accepting this bout but...

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle. “So many injuries, I’m dedicating...

Jul 21, 2014 10:22 am

Minotauro Nogueira Believes He Still Has What It Takes To Fight

Big Nog has been on the receiving end of criticism as he has gotten older, suffering many injuries in training that have forced him out of numerous bouts. Despite that, and undergoing ACL surgery several weeks ago, Minotauro believes he still has what it takes to compete with the UFC’s elite. He spoke with

Jun 19, 2014 4:59 am

Damaged ACL Repaired, Big Nog Wants 2015 Return To Action

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent successful knee surgery to repair a damaged ACL. The longtime heavyweight staple, at 38-years old, still has a desire to compete, and Brazilian Commissioner Marcio Tannure told that everything’s a go for ‘Big Nog’s’ return to competition: “The procedure was a success, now...

Apr 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...

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 14, 2014 9:32 am

Josh Barnett Wants Rubber Match With ‘Big Nog’

Back in PRIDE FC, Josh Barnett and ‘Big Nog’ had an epic two-fight series that left each man 1-1. Now, eight-years removed from their last encounter, and Barnett wants a third fight for all the glory. Check it: I don't really feel like he won the 2nd fight. I did all the damage, sub attempts,...

Apr 12, 2014 11:29 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Roy Nelson’s KO Win Over ‘Big Nog’

Yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson knocked out ‘Big Nog’, a former UFC and PRIDE FC champion. It wasn’t a shocking result, but it was a dramatic one that sent a shockwave through the MMA community. Here’s what the pro’s said about the bout: I want to thank everyone for the support & @minotauromma 4 being a...

Apr 12, 2014 11:11 am

Roy Nelson: ‘Dream Opponent is Cain Velasquez’

“Every time I fight, I always try to make a statement. I always try to give the fans what they want to see. The thing with ‘Big Nog’ is you can’t just jump right on him. I tried to get a TKO, but he recovers. He actually knows where he’s at, even when he’s kind...

Apr 11, 2014 11:55 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: LaFlare Picks Up Decision Win over Howard

Ryan LaFlare controlled every aspect of the fight in the first round. He kept a safe striking distance which cut off whatever power shots Howard wanted to throw. When he was looking to throw a shot himself, LaFlare was quick to step in and back while landing a shot. He overpowered Howard in the clinch...

Apr 11, 2014 11:25 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Nijem Dominates Dariush, Picks up First Round TKO Win

Beneil Dariush and Ramsey Nijem had the honors of kicking off the main card portion of ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. This contest took place in the lightweight division and was scheduled for three rounds of five minutes. However, the fight did not even leave the first round. Ramsey Nijem found a comfortable striking distance before...

Apr 11, 2014 10:13 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Leites Drops Smith, Wins Fight by TKO in Under a Minute

Thales Leites was a tremendous step up in competition for Trevor Smith and a great way to test him in his third octagon bout. Unfortunately, Smith only survived 45 seconds in the octagon before getting knocked out. Thales Leites cornered a wobbly Trevor Smith after clobbering him with a right hand. Smith ate a hook...

Apr 11, 2014 10:00 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: Alers Defeats Omer, Calls out McGregor After Fight

Alan Omer and Jim Alers both made their octagon debuts tonight and looked to be in fantastic shape. They showed incredible technique and heart throughout their fight. With a combined record of 30 wins and only 4 losses, it was easy to see why they created so much buzz outside of the UFC. Omer and...

Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Results

On the opposite side of the globe, ‘UFC Fight Night: Abu Dhabi’, was live on UFC Fight pass this morning. Starting at 9:15 a.m. PT / 12:15 p.m. ET, today’s fight card featured a heavyweight clash between ‘Bog Nog’ & ‘Big Country’. If you aren’t a UFC Fight pass subscriber, or were stuck in an...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Apr 8, 2014 8:51 pm

PHOTO | Abu Dhabi Stadium Still Under Construction For Friday’s UFC Event

The Arena for Friday’s UFC event is still being put together. Or at least that’s what it appears like, as earlier today, UFC President Dana White sent out the following: Building the stadium in Abu Dhabi for Big Nog vs Big Country this FRIDAY on Fight Pass!!! — Dana White (@danawhite) April 8, 2014...