Should Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira retire after losing at UFC 190?

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  1. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    Should Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira retire after losing at UFC 190?

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    Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira lost to 27 year old Stefan Struve at UFC 190 via unanimous decision. He has accomplished a lot in MMA and is 39 years old. Is it time for him to retire?

    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com

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    ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira not ready to commit to retirement yet

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/8/6/9098143/minotauro-nogueira-not-ready-to-commit-to-retirement-yet
     
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  2. soulblighter

    soulblighter Yellow Belt

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    nope. After Couture fight.
     
  3. Fbed

    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    Absolutely
     
  4. spikemma

    spikemma Brown Belt

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    Hell no
     
  5. Ragnarocker

    Ragnarocker Banned Banned

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    What happened to the thread??

    I voted no. He didn't look too bad against Stefan Skyscraper, who just has the tools and size to make Big Nog look bad. Big Nog needs an opponent like CroCop or Mitrione so he can shine.
     
  6. leatherneck

    leatherneck if not 4 disappointments, id have no appointments

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    thats the problem- he needs more power to him.

    he shouldnt retire after UFC 190,

    he should retire before it.
     
  7. YPM

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    Attempt #2: Electric Boogaloo.
     
  8. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Shogun vs Big Nog next
     
  9. Mr. Hammer

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    Struve looked great. Big Nog looked like he always does.
     
  10. Poggiali13

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    He shouldn't, b/c he didnt get KTFO this time, so he should try it one more time and retire in great style.
     
  11. ThunderL1ps

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    It's too bad they can't make Nog fight Big Foot on the Brazilian circuit. They are both done, but who's to say either should retire.

    If Nogueira were cut he may retire.
     
  12. Cazador

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    He should, but he won't.
     
  13. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You sick monster
     
  14. Tony_Clifton

    Tony_Clifton Brown Belt

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    Give him a full on tomato can and let him retire on a win.
     
  15. smooth assassin

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    I voted yes, I just hate seeing this living legend get beat like he has been, and dont want him to hurt himself with long term damage
    It breaks my heart because he got me to love mma and ultimately inspired me to train when I did

    Mino, you have nothing to prove, you accomplished everything and are an inspiration with your heart, determination, and class
     
  16. Himo

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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.
     
  17. thetruth857

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    All Nog tried to do that whole fight was wall and stall.
     
  18. Frank23

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    Big Nog is still a draw.
     
  19. El Chimpo

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    Yes frank..he should
     
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    I think he should. He has nothing left to prove. He's a legend of the sport and he's clearly well past his prime. There's no need to suffer the punishment and endure the physical trauma and continue on. Strive would have been tooled by the old Nog. If he can't beat the likes of a middle of the roader like Struve he should hang up his gloves. I love the man and the fighter... I'd like to see him enjoy retirement being remembered as the legend he is and not as a shell of his former self.
     
  21. clutchit

    clutchit Straight Outta Iowa Platinum Member

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    he should but maybe bring in Potts for one more fight so Big Nog can go out on a win (I hope)
     
  22. Wadtucket

    Wadtucket Semi-professional hair historian Platinum Member

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    If he dies, he dies
     
  23. Gigaton Punch

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    When such a great and exciting fighter is reduced to hugging against the cage because he can't generate any other offense, it's time to go
     

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