Nogueira focused on title run, not retirement


Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, or 'Big Nog' at thirty seven years old has been fighting professional for fourteen years with over forty bouts. At an age when fighters become to comtemplate retirement, Nogueira is focused on one thing, and it's not retirement:

"I'm not quitting yet," Nogueira told USA TODAY Sports and "You guys always want to put me out of the game, but I'm hungry."

"Right now, I'm thinking about each step, especially about this fight," Nogueira, a former interim titleholder, said. "What's Fabricio Werdum thinking? That he's going to have an easy fight? Not at all. I'm going to give my best in this fight.

"I'm thinking about this fight, especially, but if I got a chance to fight for the title, why not?

"I'm good. I'm fast. I've got skills enough to do it. I've been one of the best heavyweights in the world for the past 12 years."

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ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

6/9/13 2:43 PM by ranier wolfcastle

hes got some good fights left in him, but no titles hes had a hell of a career

Kentpaul site profile image  

6/9/13 1:53 PM by Kentpaul

<blockquote>2xAA - he's done</blockquote><br />Agreed

ConditJustGSPeedHisPants site profile image  

6/9/13 1:46 PM by ConditJustGSPeedHisPants


Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

6/9/13 1:38 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

He needs to release himself. Guys a legend with nothing left to prove.

Authority Figure site profile image  

6/9/13 1:09 PM by Authority Figure

He's a beautiful personality, but his pride is getting in the way now. 

hubris site profile image  

6/9/13 1:02 PM by hubris

damnI wish he would retire after a good victory

2xAA site profile image  

6/9/13 11:56 AM by 2xAA

he's done

TuLegit site profile image  

6/7/13 11:56 AM by TuLegit

I figured he would've given up those hopes with junior being the #1/2 heavyweight consistently.