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