258 Search Results for big nog

Aug 25, 2015 12:01 am

Relive Roy Nelson’s Walk-Off KO Over Big Nog

‘Relive again as Roy Nelson and Minotauro Nogueira step into The Octagon as two of the heavyweight divisions legends go to war. Roy Nelson next takes on Josh Barnett in the main event at Fight Night Japan on FOX Sports 1.’ The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See — D.C., Rockhold, Khabib, Velasquez All...

Aug 6, 2015 2:02 pm

Big Nog Throws Heat At Mir, Says He Hasn’t Decided If He’ll Retire

“He showed interest in me working with the UFC in finding new talents, which is something I already do, some kind of scout. I accepted, but I will keep training and I haven’t said if I will retire or not. The fight ended recently, I will still think about what I will do next. I...

Aug 2, 2015 12:00 pm

Dana White: Big Nog agreed to retire after UFC 190 loss

“UFC 190” may have been the last time Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira stepped into the octagon. Nogueira clearly isn’t the fighter he used to be during his PRIDE days, and his performance against Stefan Struve reflected that on Saturday night. The judges of Brazil rewarded “Skyscraper” the easy unanimous decision victory, but “Big Nog” still...

Aug 1, 2015 4:00 am

‘Big Nog’ Predicts Fight Of The Night Against Stefan Struve

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is prepared to step into the octagon against his biggest opponent to date in Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve. While the former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has fought in several fights against tall opponents, nobody matches up to the seven foot tall monster that is Struve. Despite the height difference, “Big Nog” not only predicts...

Jul 29, 2015 4:50 pm

Retirement? Nope, Big Nog Wants Third Mir Fight

“I would like to face him, yes. This is fight that sells itself. Both Mir and I have a good name in the UFC. Who wouldn’t want to see a new clash between us? But I don’t have my heart set on that fight only. I want to still have great fights, regardless of who...

Jul 22, 2015 5:31 am

Big Nog: ‘In The UFC Or Not, I Want To Fight Fedor Again’

“He’s such an icon for the sport. If he’s healthy and feels like fighting again, he should. The MMA world loves to watch him perform. There is always room for big icons like him. Tito Ortiz is still fighting, so is Quinton Jackson and Cro Cop. People want to see them fight. Sometimes there’s a...

Jun 19, 2015 9:11 am

Big Nog Has Three Secret Submissions For Struve

“It won’t be easy to take him to the ground. He is training a lot of takedown defense, so this fight could unfold completely standing up. My goal is to explore his weaknesses. I have to escape his range and avoid his knees. He also has a good jab and moves his head well. I...

Mar 19, 2015 5:04 am

“Big Nog” Campaigning For Third Fight With Frank Mir

“I would love to fight Frank Mir. He’s a great opponent. After this fight with ‘Bigfoot’, everybody wants to see someone beat Frank Mir in Brazil. I want to fight him again. Fighting him would motivate me to come back to the gym and train even harder. It would be great, my dream. He just...

Feb 22, 2015 8:03 am

Bigfoot Plans To Dedicate Win Over Mir To Big Nog

As Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva gears up to fight Frank Mir tonight in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he hopes to dedicate a win to Big Nog. Bigfoot hasn’t fought since September of 2014, when he was KO’d by Andrei Arlovski. Mir on the other hand hasn’t fought since February 1st of 2014, when he lost a unanimous...

Jan 30, 2015 10:32 am

Big Nog “Would Love” To Fight Brock Lesnar

With Brock Lesnar’s WWE contract expiring in April, many, myself included, are anticipating his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And while I’m sure every heavyweight fighter wants to get a crack at the former UFC champion, “Big Nog” just threw his name in the hat, and comes in as the most credentialed man for...

Dec 18, 2014 5:00 am

Big Nog Looking Towards Retirement After Final 2015 Run

“I’m fine now, coming back from a previous injury, already training slowly, doing the physical part. I returned slowly to technical training, but I want to be good next year. I want to fight again in April or May. I’m thinking of ending my career next year. I want to have two more fights, although...

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, 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...

Jun 19, 2014 4:59 am

Damaged ACL Repaired, Big Nog Wants 2015 Return To Action

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent successful knee surgery to repair a damaged ACL. The longtime heavyweight staple, at 38-years old, still has a desire to compete, and Brazilian Commissioner Marcio Tannure told Combate.com that everything’s a go for ‘Big Nog’s’ return to competition: “The procedure was a success, now...

Apr 26, 2014 10:04 am

‘Big Nog’ Headed For ACL Surgery, Eyes MMA Return

Coming off his most recent loss to Roy Nelson (Replay), many, including UFC President Dana White, wanted to see ‘Big Nog’ retire as a fighter. However, in a recent statement to MMAFighting, retirement is not on his mind. Check it: “I’m going to need surgery. I had the same surgery on the left knee three years...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 14, 2014 9:32 am

Josh Barnett Wants Rubber Match With ‘Big Nog’

Back in PRIDE FC, Josh Barnett and ‘Big Nog’ had an epic two-fight series that left each man 1-1. Now, eight-years removed from their last encounter, and Barnett wants a third fight for all the glory. Check it: I don't really feel like he won the 2nd fight. I did all the damage, sub attempts,...

Apr 12, 2014 11:29 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Roy Nelson’s KO Win Over ‘Big Nog’

Yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson knocked out ‘Big Nog’, a former UFC and PRIDE FC champion. It wasn’t a shocking result, but it was a dramatic one that sent a shockwave through the MMA community. Here’s what the pro’s said about the bout: I want to thank everyone for the support & @minotauromma 4 being a...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Feb 11, 2014 9:55 am

Nelson: ‘Big Nog’ Will Bring It, Unlike Daniel Cormier

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is a slugger. That’s just his style. He’s one of those guys that can take a beating and keep pressing forward. However, during his last outing in October for UFC 166 Nelson was a bit disappointed with the lack of action he saw when he fought Daniel Cormier. Nelson has stated...

Feb 5, 2014 8:56 am

UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi has been made official for April 11 and a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and ‘Big Nog’ will headline the event. The report also states: The UFC has partnered with Flash Entertainment for a Middle East expansion, both with live events and broadcast...

Jan 30, 2014 5:41 am

Big Nog vs. Roy Nelson In The Works

A highly anticipated heavyweight fight is expected to be booked in the near future between ‘Big Nog’ and ‘Big Country’. The duo is expected to appear during the UFC”s return trip to Abu Dhabi, though UFC officials haven’t named the bout as official. We only just learned of the UFC’s intentions to return to the...

Jan 27, 2014 11:49 am

Big Nog Confirms Career End Is Near

“I still have four fights left in my contract. Until the end (of the contract), I don’t think too much about the future. It will depend on the results of my fights. I don’t want to keep losing too many fights. I think I have two or three years left. I’m almost 38, and I...

Nov 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Big Nog Eyes Return Opposite Big Country Nelson

By Evan Stoumbelis Minotauro Nogueira hasn’t seen action in the Octagon much lately. The last time we saw him fight was June 8th 2013 when he lost to Fabricio Werdum. Before that was October 13th 2012 when he defeated Dave Herman. Now ‘Big Nog’ plans on making a return to the octagon in 2014, his...

Jun 14, 2013 7:49 am

Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, undergoing surgery

When Antinio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) tapped out to Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event earlier this month, many fans thought that “Big Nog” had tapped too quickly, possibly over cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir...

Jun 4, 2013 10:58 am

Free Fight Video | Big Nog vs. Tim Sylvia

Back in 2008 the UFC’s heavyweight division was left without its champion, Randy Couture, due to a lengthy contract dispute. At UFC 81 Tim Sylve and Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera fought for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title.