UFC president Dana White saw the same thing that everyone watching the fights last Friday night did. “Big Nog” might want to retire. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was destroyed at UFC Fight Night by Roy Nelson. White went to say more in the TUF nation’s post-fight scum. Check it out below:
“As soon as he got knocked out I was getting blown up by media guys saying, ‘What do you want to do?’ White said, but out of respect for Nogueira I didn’t want to say anything until he said something publicly. Then he came out and said he wants to fight Frank Mir. “I don’t want to see Nogueira fight ever again. He should retire.”
White went on to say how much respect for Big Nog has done in the MMA world and all of his classic fights
“He is a warhorse,” White said. “The guy has been in – just the battles in Pride that he’s been in let alone the fights that he’s fought in the UFC. He is one of the most respected fighters in the world by other fighters, let alone by fans, and I like him very much too.”
He was asked by reporters what Nogueira’s future might be and you guessed it. He wants him to retire. “I’ve been in this position a million times,” White said. “I wanted to give him the opportunity to say something first, but now I’m going to say ‘”Big Nog,” I love you, but I’d love you to never fight again.'”
Nogueira has been on the downside of his career as of late. The legend is 1-3 in his last four fights. His last three losses have come by decisive finishes.