Big Nog wants title run, five more years fighting


Rodrigo Nogueira is returning to the Octagon at UFC Rio in August, after an 18 month layoff for surgery and recovery. Across from the Octagon will be Brendan Schaub.  UFC president Dana White has declared that the winner is “in the mix” at the top of the heavyweight division.

But 'Biog Nog's' team mate Junior Dos Santos says the return is too soon. And many fans feel the time for retirement has come for the legend.

“I have to disagree with Junior. I am a professional fighter and make my living fighting. The injuries were messing with me for a long time and I decided to go under knife to get healed from the setbacks. My recovery was very good and the doctors and my physical therapist gave me the guarantee that I could perform."

“I am 100 per cent recovered. Some moves that previously bothered me don’t mess me up anymore. The chance to fight in Rio was unique and I accepted to fight in Brazil immediately… I think it is still early to speak about retirement."

“Regardless of victory or loss, I believe I want to fight for five years and so I don’t even begin to think about quitting."

“I root so much for Cigano. The boy deserves the belt. We’re a team but I still intend to look for the title again. I received the green signal from the doctors so I had no reason to postpone my comeback. I will have enough time to prepare for the fight in Rio and I hope to please my fans with a great performance."

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Dashooter911 site profile image  

6/21/11 12:56 AM by Dashooter911

True, most men would be done after getting Ko'ed horribly twice. Most men would..but Rodrigo Nogueira isn't like most men, is he...

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

6/21/11 12:24 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

lol @ him fighting 5 more years. he's dreaming.

William Colosimo site profile image  

6/20/11 9:29 PM by William Colosimo

lol at your ignorance

JBob300 site profile image  

6/20/11 9:17 PM by JBob300

good luck, i just dont see any way for big nog to beat JDS...

HELWIG site profile image  

6/20/11 8:35 PM by HELWIG

 Very few guys can return to form after that at that age.

skinnywussy site profile image  

6/20/11 7:47 PM by skinnywussy

Nice pun...Seriously though, where is that picture of his grey eye? He shouldn't even be cleared to fight.

The Samurai site profile image  

6/20/11 5:42 PM by The Samurai

Good luck Minautauro...I like this fighter but 5 years is a long time for a guy who already fought a lot !!!


6/20/11 5:03 PM by K-Dub-"T"

You shut the fuck up and take that back, NOW!  

tomp6581 site profile image  

6/20/11 4:47 PM by tomp6581

5 more years, thats a LONG time in MMA. I hope for him this does't happen. He is a legend and it would be very sad to see him gradually go downhill.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

6/20/11 4:47 PM by MMALOGIC

It's admirable and a good attitude to have in wanting to fight 5 more years but it's not reality... no matter how good his body feels going unconscious or going limp has become a learned response in his brain and it's only going to get worse each time he gets knocked out.