Archive: lil 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...

Jul 29, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Super Slo-Mo Highlights

This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights headlined by Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler that saw Lawler crowned as the #1 contender to fight Johny Hendricks. In the co-main event we saw Anthony Rumble Johnson dominate Lil Nog en route to an sub 1-minute performance. Check out the highlights in super slow...

Jul 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Lil Nog Calls For Title Fight With Jones After Defeating Johnson

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is looking for a fight against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt after defeating Anthony Johnson this Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. Minotouro spoke with Combate.com about the bout saying: “This fight is a big challenge to I getting where I want, which is fighting for the belt. It comes...


Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Dana Admits The UFC Announced Gust vs. Nog Prior To Lil Nog’s Acceptance Of Bout

UFC President Dana White admitted recently that he prematurely announced the Alexander Gustafsson versus ‘Lil Nog’ bout, which is why they had to cancel it and give Gustafsson Jimi Manuwa instead. As a result the younger Noguiera brother received a hefty public backlash from Chael Sonnen, who stated, ‘He fight’s less than Ghandi,’ among several...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

UFC To Announce Alexander Gustafsson’s New Opponent Today

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC United Kingdom tweeted today that the UFC has officially found a new opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. The unnamed opponent will be announced tonight on BT Sport 1 at 9pm. Gustafsson was left without an opponent after Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira pulled out of their fight due to a back injury. Below...

Nov 4, 2013 11:54 am

Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

  By Evan Stoumbelis UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounded off to MMAFighting about the situation involving the UFC’s matchmaking decision to have Alexander Gustafsson fight Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira. Jones described his reaction to hearing the matchup to MMAFighting in an interview: “I was like ‘Really? You want him to have the rematch that...

Nov 1, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Goes On Major Tirade Over ‘Lil Nog’ Fight Cancellation

Last night we learned that ‘Lil Nog’ was forced out of his bout opposite Alexander Gustafsson with a back injury. For the light-heavyweight Nogueira brother this is becoming par for the course. After several missed dates inside the UFC’s Octagon due to injury, Chael Sonnen has long been putting Nogueira on blast for what Sonnen...

Oct 28, 2013 11:30 am

Alexander Gustafsson ‘Super Excited’ To Fight Lil Nog In London

“Well, I’m super excited to be fighting in London. I’ve fought there before and I’m very excited to fight there again with Lil Nog. We were supposed to fight way back and we didn’t. And now I’ve got the chance to fight him again and I’m really looking forward to it. He’s a great standup...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Gustafsson/Lil’ Nog & Guillard/Pearson Rematch Added to March 8th London Card

It has been just over a month since Alexander Gustafsson left it all in the octagon in a losing effort against the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Since then, the media and fans alike have been clamoring for either a rematch or his next bout to be announced. UFC President Dana White just announced...

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

Jun 3, 2013 11:56 am

Report: Chael Sonnen Replaces Injured Nogueira; Set To Face Shogun Rua At UFC 161

Following the confirmation of a back injury that will force Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of his UFC 161 appearance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua later this month in Winnipeg, the rush to find a replacement for “Lil’ Nog” began. Less than 24 hours later, we have a replacement, none other than the infamous Chael P. Sonnen....

May 31, 2013 12:01 pm

Shogun Rua Details Training With Boxing Legend, Freddie Roach

“I started training with Freddie Roach because my manager contacted him and his team. For me this is good because I learned some things that can make the difference against Rogerio Nogueira. I was always confident in my boxing. In camp, I always train a lot of boxing. But Freddie showed me specific details that...

Jan 9, 2013 12:26 pm

Countdown to UFC 156 Debuts on FUEL TV on January 29th

Get ready fight fans; the “Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” is set to debut on FUEL TV starting on Tuesday, January 29th at 11 pm ET (8pm PT). The show will likely center its main focus on the UFC 156 featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and former...