Twitter reacts to Big Country vs. Big Nog


Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira traveled half way across the planet, to fight in Abu Dhabi, and Nelson delivered a ferocious attack.

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Ricardo Arona in Big Nog's corner. @guicruzzz loves this. When is the last time that happened?

Jordan Breen @jordanbreen
Nogueira and Nelson look like a bizarre cop team. But not a comedic one or anything. Just a real bizarre actual cop team.

Nick Yidiaris @NYid07
Please save Nogueira's life, Leon Roberts.

Then Nelson earned a knockout, in the very first round.

And Twitter erupted.

Dana White @danawhite
Holy S---!!!!

Cole Miller @colemillerATT
Holy crap @roynelsonmma !

Mike Kogan @MikeKogan
holy f---ing s--- Big Nog was out cold great win @roynelsonmma

Derek Brunson @DerekBrunsonMMA
Roy Mf-in Nelson 

Jeff Wagenheim SI @jeffwagenheim
The Roy Nelson right hand that laid out Minotauro Nogueira was impressive, but not as much as the one Big Country didn't throw as a followup

Kyra Gracie @kyragracie

Steven Siler @Stevesiler
Never fun to see a legend like @Minotauromma go down like that but always gotta expect it when @roynelsonmma is fighting, awesome @ufc 2 see

Michael Carroll ‏@MJCflipdascript 
It was Nelson's 6th 1st-round KO in the UFC, tied for 3rd most in UFC history (Belfort, 9 and Silva, 7).

Dann Stupp @MMAjunkieDann
Should've stopped it 15 seconds earlier. Hate to see that. ‏@cagepotatomma 
That was still sad to watch. Nog looked like he was coated in cement.

Michael Chiesa @MikeMav22
Its hard to see a legend go down like that. Big Nog had some big wins in Brazil, won Pride and UFC titles, I think its best he hangs them up

Kenny Florian @kennyflorian
•Love Big Nog, a legend but I never want to see him fight again. Nelson looked sharp. Set up combos with feints & was patient. 
•I say that re: Big Nog out of respect for the man. I don't want to see him get hurt again. Man has given us enough great fights 

Cesar Gracie ‏@CesarGracieBJJ  
Minotauro is a legend that has done it all but needs to retire from @ufc  CTE is no joke.

Guilherme Cruz @guicruzzz
Big Nog heading to the hospital. RT @dudutatame: Acabou de entrar na ambulância e está indo para o hospital 

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Nelson quote via UFC: "For my next opponent I want Cain Velazquez because I prefer to move backwards in calling out my opponents.”

Dave Doyle ‏@davedoylemma 
Seems like there's a split between those who want Nelson-Hunt and those who want Nelson-Barnett. Which do you prefer?

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MolsonMuscles site profile image  

4/12/14 1:41 AM by MolsonMuscles

You made my point for me -- because his chin isn't made of glass (yet) is why he should retire now. Perversely, it might be safer for him if he was getting KTFO by the first heavy shot he takes because it would spare him the subsequent bombs he is sure to absorb. He could well wake up tomorrow and convince himself that he's still got some gas left in the tank precisely because he was able to withstand shots that 99% of heavyweights cannot. I am rarely in favour of saving someone from themselves because I happen to think that a grown man should be able to do what he loves as long as he wants without another person deciding for him when he should stop, but in this case. I really hope the people around Nog convince him it's over.The hardest part about being a professional athlete is recognizing that your body can no longer do what your heart desires.

KingofCommonSense site profile image  

4/11/14 9:29 PM by KingofCommonSense

Roy and Hunt..Ah, yup, that would be it.

SporkChop site profile image  

4/11/14 9:08 PM by SporkChop

Big sexy with glasses

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

4/11/14 9:05 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Jeff Wagenheim SI @jeffwagenheimThe Roy Nelson right hand that laid out Minotauro Nogueira was impressive, but not as much as the one Big Country didn't throw as a followupThat one is pretty good. Respect to Big Country.

Ghetto-Top-Team site profile image  

4/11/14 7:32 PM by Ghetto-Top-Team

Yeah, let's watch him get KOed a few more times until it happens much easier.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

4/11/14 7:16 PM by Pitbull3744

And that's not a bad thing. I know people love to go crazy about the thought of guys like this retiring but at some point it's time.

Kick Boxe site profile image  

4/11/14 7:13 PM by Kick Boxe

It was time to hang them up a few fights ago....unneeded and obvious punishment. Love the Nogs and all they've done for the sport. No Nog no Spider

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

4/11/14 7:13 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

I think Nog will take one more fight in Brazil and retire but I doubt we have seen the last of him.Nelson is a fun fighter to watch and hoping we see him vs Overeem or Hunt next.

kawapes site profile image  

4/11/14 7:13 PM by kawapes

Dude took 3 overhand rights from Roy before going out. Most people go out after one. Nog doesn't have a glass jaw yet. Of course his chin is weaker but I'm sure its better then Barry, Schaub, Kongo, etc. no offense to those guys

MolsonMuscles site profile image  

4/11/14 7:09 PM by MolsonMuscles

I'm pretty sure a mean spirited tweet would KO Nog these days. Florian is correct -- Nog has done enough for us fans; it's time to hang them up.