1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Big Nog officially retires

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KSchwarz, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. KSchwarz Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    One of the best fighters in the history of MMA has officially retired. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion, will hang up the gloves and move onto a job with the promotion that he competed in for the last eight years. Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting has the news via Twitter:

    "Former UFC and PRIDE champion Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira has officially retired, will work for the UFC. Story coming to @MMAFighting."



    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/9/1/9240245/ufc-antonio-rodrigo-nogueira-officially-retires-from-mma

    I thought he was taking the last fight of his contract, but that was about time.
     
  2. Dennis Reynolds Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    39
  3. Sole Sole Calibur

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    7,256
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    The Stage of History
    Running from a possible Fedor rematch, imo.
     
  4. Nameless Ghoul Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    7,547
    Likes Received:
    1,390
    Thanks for the memories Big Nog!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    legend
     
  5. accolyte1022 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    28,373
    Likes Received:
    6,144
    Location:
    Zone of Alienation
    This thread is going just the way I feared it would...
     
  6. Garnett Silk "I chose violence" - Cersei Lannister

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,203
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    He definitely stayed on way longer than he should have and tarnished his legacy....his BEST performance was arguably his 2nd fight with Barnett....still demands respect but not the #2 greatest HW of all time like I'm sure many will post in here
     
  7. spooNN Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    6,065
    Likes Received:
    100
    Good for him. If he kept going he would have probably been brutally KO'ed several more times.
     
  8. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    14,109
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Tíshník
    Thanks to gawdge (Brazilian way of pronouncing "God")! Good to hear he's getting a job, too. Congrats.
     
  9. black belch Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Face Punch Punch Face

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    237
    Location:
    Sherdog
    Glad to hear it. Thanks for all the memories.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ArtemV Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    20,014
    Likes Received:
    693
    Location:
    Moscow
    He had good fights
     
  12. MaTaLa #ConorFold Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deserves Got Nothing To Do With It, Unfortunately
    I realize that this is just a child's attempt at a troll but it's a very dumb child.
     
  13. Redhawks100 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    21,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank god. Legendary career and some of the biggest accomplishments in MMA history.
     
  14. D1wrestla Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    0
    Legend.
     
  15. Goodfella86 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2003
    Messages:
    17,678
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Location:
    new york
    I'm so happy. He's my favorite fighter, and he already solidified himself as one of the absolute best ever.

    3 insane comeback wins against Sapp, Crocop, and Tim. His legendary heart (and chin) won him two world championships right there.

    Also gave us the greatest HW fight ever (Barnett 1). In his prime, he was a guy who would always win the competitive fights. He had victories in really close fights against many elite champion-level HWs like Barnett, Werdum, Sergei, Herring, Couture.

    Instead of complaining about how I wish he had just retired after UFC 81, I'll just wish him well. He was my favorite fighter.
     
  16. Heikki Mustola Slightly Psychotic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    4,104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Finland / Norway
    Legend he is. But always so sad to see a fighter retire with a loss fight being a loss...
     
  17. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    11,341
    Likes Received:
    1,944
    Location:
    NetherRealm
    One of the best. Farewell Big Nog. You are a legend and a warrior !

    [​IMG]
     
  18. TheLuckiest Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    6,780
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Podunk, Tennessee
    Enjoy your retirement! Hopefully he got out in time to escape the long term health effects of such a brutal career. He gave us some of the best wars ever.
     

  19. 2/10. Try again
     
  20. MaTaLa #ConorFold Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Deserves Got Nothing To Do With It, Unfortunately
    'Nother old school legend gone. If one could look past any cultural differences they may have w/ Nog, i.e. da geys, excuses, etc, then there's no way to not be in awe of his career.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.