Is Nogueira the toughest man in MMA history?

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  1. savemgs

    savemgs Black Belt

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    even at his advanced age he still able to take insane amount of damage. it will be a very sad day when this man retires.
    I honestly think the only man who can match his heart and determination is Frankie Edgar.
    anyways what do you guys think?
    allso much respect to the skyscraper nothing but a class act.
     
  2. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    I can't think of anyone who comes close to Nog. A few people may have impressed with toughness in one or two fights, but no one else has made a career of it for over 15 years.
     
  3. clift

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    His toughness can't be questioned
     
  4. Handawg

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    Definitely up there. Stupid tough.
     
  5. ThePatriot

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    sure i guess
     
  6. Fresh Linen

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    I missed the fight. How badly did he get beat up? Any gifs?
     
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    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens

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    Up there with Sakuraba for sure
     
  8. djstoop_id

    djstoop_id it stinks here.

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    For fights *in the ufc*, probably not. But with Pride, for sure. Fedor, Sapp and CC almost killed him, and he managed to win two of those.

    Diego can take a beating.
     
  9. Rex Kwon Do

    Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    There are a lot of guys that are retardedly tough. Can't really say one is tougher than the other.
     
  10. Johnny Drama

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    Probably NOG for sure.
    He's not going to be much use to society by the time he is 50 talking all mush-mouth like.
     
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    If not the toughest than one of the top. He made a career on taking punishment to get finishes and tonight he didn't get the finish but he survived some monstrous shots from Struve. A lot of people don't give him enough respect for his power, his size and frame give his strikes a lot more power than it looks like they have.
     
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    Definitely up there.

    Hespect.
     
  13. Singlelegsweep

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    Nog is tough, but people in this thread forgot about Nick Diaz, Glay Guida and Roy Nelson
     
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    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Him or Sakuraba. He ate some impressive shots from Struve but looked so slow. Time to hang 'em up.
     
  15. Joneson

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    well.


    "At age 10, he was accidentally run over by a truck and fell into a four day coma, losing a rib and part of his liver and hospitalized for eleven months. As a result of the accident he has a large scar, including a noticeable indentation, on his lower back."

    yeah.
     
  16. Kneepocalypse

    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    Cigano is also up there. Cut from the same cloth.
     
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    He's not going to retire he's got two fights left on his contract and he makes several hundred thousand dollars a fight. He knows he's not going to be champion again, he's fighting for retirement paychecks.
     
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    Mir > Nog
     
  19. djstoop_id

    djstoop_id it stinks here.

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    you'd think the UFC could pair him with a grappler or something (although is there one in the HW division?).

    If I had to guess, he'll fight Mitrione next.
     
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    1 =. Big Nog and Hunto
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