Big Nog: Two more fights and I'll stop


Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has fought since 1999, at the highest levels of the sport. He lost his last two fights, to Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson. This is the first time he has seen back to back losses in his entire career. In an interview with Brazil's Minotauro-lamenta-criticas-da-torcida-brasileira-e-anuncia-aposentadoria-para-2015/" target="_blank">AGFight, "Big Nog" talked about winding down as a fighter.

"I know I won’t fight forever," said Nogueira as translated by Guilherme Cruz for MMAFighting. "I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle.

"So many injuries, I’m dedicating to other things now. I will decide when the time comes. I have two more fights in my contract, and then I’ll stop (fighting)."

"They want to rush my retirement. The fans are very critical in Brazil."

"You see Randy Couture’s career. He has two wins for each loss, and he’s treated like an idol. He’s Captain American, national hero. I have four wins for each loss, and they say I have to retire. Brazilians are very critical, and I think it’s a bad mentality for the athlete."

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HarveySpecter site profile image  

8/23/14 9:45 PM by HarveySpecter

It's going to be the end of an era. Nothing but Hespect for Big Nog

Sprawl'n'Stall site profile image  

8/23/14 9:27 PM by Sprawl'n'Stall

Guy wants a challenge, he's a warrior, so that wouldn't be what he wants. And dude, his opponent is not there to be KOed or subbed for our sadistic pleasure, it's a fair competition between two trained guys that can both win!

MrTapout04 site profile image  

8/22/14 4:23 PM by MrTapout04

as a fan of Big Nog and what he has done for the sport, i think its a wise choice

MediumRareMistake site profile image  

8/22/14 4:01 PM by MediumRareMistake

I really hope Brendan sees this thread

stevekt site profile image  

8/22/14 3:17 PM by stevekt

Put Schaub in hand cuffs and give Nog a baseball bat. The Brazilian commission will approve this.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

8/22/14 3:00 PM by HandyDarsh

There's actually a 50% chance he will indeed do that and demand a rematch in denver

Brigham site profile image  

8/22/14 2:39 PM by Brigham

Lol this

ShaqNoob site profile image  

8/22/14 2:30 PM by ShaqNoob

and Schaub will call him out in 2016.

MysteriousNinjaFromMars site profile image  

8/22/14 2:26 PM by MysteriousNinjaFromMars

The UFC should give Nog a victory lap , no more dangerous opponents , lets send the guy off with a few wins.

cfv site profile image  

8/22/14 1:34 PM by cfv

Should have hung them up after knocking out Schaub, would've been a good send off