Dana White Wants Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to Retire
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.17.2014
Do you agree?
- Dana White recently spoke about wanting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to retire. Here are the highlights…
On Nogueira's KO Loss to Roy Nelson: "As soon as he got knocked out I was getting blown up by media guys saying, ‘What do you want to do?' 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."
On Respecting Nogueira: "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."
On Nogueira Never Fighting Again: "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.'"