It isn’t everyday that I find myself nodding in agreement with Dana White, but when it comes to the topic of Big Nog, I’m right there with him. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is a legend, a former PRIDE and UFC Heavyweight Champion, but we are at the point where he’s had his miraculous wins that he shouldn’t have and it might be time for him to go out on a somewhat positive note. Dana White seems to want Big Nog to be done, according to reports.
Hey Dana, bud, we agree. [source]
“Out of respect for Nogueira, I didn’t want to say anything until he said something publicly,” White said. “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.”
“He is a war horse,” said White. “That guy has been in — just the battles in PRIDE he’s been in — let alone the fights that he’s fought in the UFC. He’s one of the most respected fighters in the world by other fighters, let alone by fans. And I like him very much, too, so I wanted to give him the opportunity to say something first. And now I’m going to say, ‘Big Nog, I love you, but I’d love you to never fight again.'”