Big Nog: Dana isn't God

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

Wanderlei Silva started fighting in 1996. It was two years before he suffered his first loss via kayo, to Vitor Belfort. It was another eight years before he was to again lose via kayo, this time to Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop. Since that time he has gone 2-5, getting knocked out three more times, most recently to Chris Leben, in just 27 seconds of the first round in UFC 132.

UFC President Dana White voiced his concern. "People love him so much because of the way he fights and his style and the type of person he is, but yeah, it's probably the end of the road for Wanderlei. I think it's one of those ones where I'd like to sit down and talk to him and kind of Chuck Liddell him into it." White later added "He has nothing to be ashamed about. He has been an amazing fighter for the last 10 years, people love and respect him. Age gets us all."

The remarks apparently upset Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, another formerly iron-jawed Brazilian legend, in his mid-30s, who recently suffered a string of KO losses. In a recent interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language site R7 Esportes Big Nog said "I think (Dana White) was unfortunate with his comments. They're idols of the sport, (Dana's) not a God who decides on everyone's career."

"I loved the fact that Tito Ortiz won his last fight. You see that these people were not champions for nothing. Ortiz, Wanderlei and Fedor were top fighters for a reason. But Dana White can't decide that, he'll have to eat his words regarding Tito (laughs)."

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Hel13torm site profile image  

7/11/11 2:01 AM by Hel13torm

"My rock-steady mind, nobody can stop steps of mine Nothing gonna change my style Nothing gonna scare me, I am the pride" definitely curious to see how Nog looks in his upcoming fight, but the people counting him out completely need to take a look at the man's record. I refuse to write him off at this point, he's more than capable of catching Schaub in a sub.

minotauro11 site profile image  

7/11/11 1:51 AM by minotauro11

qft

JBob300 site profile image  

7/10/11 5:50 PM by JBob300

gatekeeper whose last fight was to the current heavyweight champion...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiightfaggots

AcademicusMaximus site profile image  

7/10/11 6:19 AM by AcademicusMaximus

LMFAO...Jesus doesn't need double underhooks, he'll toss that little bitch with over/under

AcademicusMaximus site profile image  

7/10/11 6:19 AM by AcademicusMaximus

LMFAO...Jesus doesn't need double underhooks, he'll toss that little bitch with over/under

zikphu site profile image  

7/9/11 11:29 AM by zikphu

Nog is right. What bothers me the most about the stuff Dana says is the fact that que voices this kind of thing to the media before even talking to the fighters. He should respect the fighter enough to keep those things a little more discrete IMO.He acts like a 15 year old girl who cannot keep her mouth shut.And although I admit that Wand is a shell of his former self, people need to remember that before Leben he dominated Bisping for three rounds. It's not like the dude canĀ“t even fight anymore. Respect the axe murderer.

jimbobyeaboy site profile image  

7/9/11 11:11 AM by jimbobyeaboy

Big Nog is an athiest?

The Swinging Richard site profile image  

7/9/11 9:54 AM by The Swinging Richard

As a fan, I love Wanderlei and would love to see him continue to fight for many years.  Wanderlei is a warrior, wears it on his sleeve and his legacy will forever be cemented in time.  With that said, he's been shut off in four of his last eight fights and as a fan, I don't ever want to ever see that warrior face down with his eyes open in the cage again. "Dana White isn't God" - Big Nog While I agree that Dana White is not God, I think Dana is right on the money about Wanderlei.  Even though Tito had a long draught, he was never out cold and took bombs from a prime Chocolate Al.  Big Nog is comparing apples and carrots. Pack up the bus, Nogs.   With this level of nonsense you very well may be on the outside looking in the near future. *gif created by g0d for the Nogueira romoshop contest.

southpaw86 site profile image  

7/9/11 9:06 AM by southpaw86

Lol! Generally, telling your boss he's stupid works well.