Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s mixed martial arts career is coming to an end.
The former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion, who built a 34-9-1 (1 no-contest) record since his MMA debut in 1999, announced his plans to retire from the sport by the end of 2015.
Coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his 46-fight career, "Minotauro" plans to fulfill his UFC contract and move on.
"I know I won’t fight forever," Nogueira told Ag. Fight. "I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautifu read news >>
Down, but not out. "I had surgery four weeks ago, and I'm doing fine now. ACL surgery takes at least five months to return to fighting. I'm doing physical therapy now. I know the limits of my body. I won't get myself injured again. I can do other things. I ride bikes and work out every day, but I can't train yet. I still have what it takes. I will return next year. I have plans to be in shape and fight again, for sure. I want to recover first, and then I will see how I feel." Ultimate Fighting C read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is on the shelf again, and he won’t think about fighting before recovering from another right knee surgery.
"Minotauro" tore his ACL days before fighting Roy Nelson at the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi in April, and he’s not cleared to train yet.
"I had surgery four weeks ago, and I’m doing fine now," Nogueira told MMAFighting.com. "ACL surgery takes at least five months to return to fighting. I’m doing physical therapy now. I know the l read news >>
Brazilian veteran Rodrigo Damm and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” runner-up Al Iaquinta are set to meet in a lightweight bout when the Ultimate Fighting Championship hits Connecticut in September. read news >>
The UFC’s September return to Connecticut continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Al Iaquinta is set to meet Rodrigo Damm at UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
The special Friday night fight card is filling up quickly (see it here).
There's an interesting lightweight battle brewing between Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Newsday announced the pairing on Saturday.
Iaquinta (8-3-1) saw his three fight winning streak go up in smoke when he was choked out by Mitch Clarke at the UFC 173 pay-per- read news >>
A pair of fights was added to UFC card in September.
Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm, who recently had their UFC win streaks snapped, are set to collide at the UFC Fight Night 50 card at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino on Sept. 5. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up following a report from Newsday.
Iaquinta (8-3-1), the Ultimate Fighter 15 runner-up, recently suffered a second-round submission loss to Mitch Clarke at UFC 173. Prior to this fight, the Serra-Longo Fight Team product scored de read news >>
The former world boxing champion was taken to the hospital by Big Nog quickly after having a stroke.
Former world boxing champion Duda Yankovich had a stroke last Wednesday while she was training in Team Nogueira, her camp since she started to compete at Women's MMA in 2012 - her record is 1-3. She is now in the ICU, conscious, but linked in machines. Once she arrived at the hospital, went straight to an catheterization because her middle cerebral artery was occluded throughout. It's soon to tel read news >>
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand – It was a tale of two fights between Neil Magny and Rodrigo Goiana de Lima, and Magny ultimately got the better of things.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in 15 years as a professional MMA fighter, and he won’t be able to return to the Octagon this year.
"Minotauro" tore his right ACL days before his UFC Fight Night 39 main event against Roy Nelson, but decided to fight with the injury. The bout lasted less than four minutes, as Nelson knocked Nogueira out after rocking him several times.
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UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Tuesday, according to a report by Globo.com. read news >>