Nogueira doesn't regret decision not to tap

by Ariel Helwani | source:

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Michael Kn1ght site profile image  

10/13/12 10:33 AM by Michael Kn1ght


Marzz site profile image  

10/13/12 8:12 AM by Marzz

How is he being treated like a baby exactly? And where does anyone dispute that Minotauro tapped after his arm was broken? Did Minotauro tap BEFORE his arm was broken? No, right? Ok, so when Minotauro is asked whether he regrets not tapping, clearly it is in reference to his arm breaking i.e. "Do you regret not tapping BEFORE your arm was broken? Since, you know, then your arm wouldn't have been broken?".I saw many posts on the UG after that fight criticizing Minotauro for trying to be the typical macho Brazilian by not tapping, only for him then to be mocked... for tapping! The point is that he was not being too proud or macho. If you watch the interview, he specifically mentions the details of the final moments and why he believed he was going to escape. He didn't tap because he did not believe the arm was going to break. And that makes sense since the way in which his arm was broken is not what is generally expected with a kimura.This is actually an important interview because it clears up something that many were mistaken about. Instead, everyone is stating a completely irrelevant fact that everyone is perfectly aware of. This is not to mention the fact that the fight was not stopped due to the tap, but due to the arm injury.Now if Minotauro would have answered the question with, "No, I don't regret it. Because I will NEVER tap! No one will ever see such a thing because only Americans tap, not Brazilians", then the "But he did tap" comments would be warranted, albeit a bit obvious.

OSBtro11 site profile image  

10/10/12 11:50 PM by OSBtro11

Lol @ treating Nog like a baby. Pussy fan boys. He's a grown man and legend , one of best ever. He also tapped so STFU

Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/10/12 11:48 PM by Lazer MMA

Got to respect Nog!"It's not going to be that easy"!LOL, gold! Chop him Nog!

Purgey site profile image  

10/10/12 11:40 PM by Purgey

LOL@ThiaGuy coming to Shoguns defence when he tapped to Jones.1. They were the same circumstances except Shogun wasn't in a Kimura.2. Nobody questioned Shogun's heart.3. You've gotta be Shogun's mom or something.

ajjr0ller site profile image  

10/10/12 11:12 PM by ajjr0ller

Shogun fucking tapped you fucking faggot

jar of flies site profile image  

10/10/12 10:43 PM by jar of flies

voted up.

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10/10/12 10:37 PM by gatorlaw


OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/10/12 10:10 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

He wasn't trying to put Shogun down. Chill out.