"Nogueira had some other problems too going into [UFC 92]. Nogueira had just gotten over a Staph infection and he had some other problems but when they fought in PRIDE, PRIDE put on such freak shows, guys fighting out of their weight class, things like that. That's why I'm so against it. That's how you ruin guys early. If you're a professional athlete, time is not good to you. Time catches us all."
UFC President Dana White comments on the history of fighters like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Wanderlei Silva and the toll their days in PRIDE may have taken on both their bodies and careers. He also indicates that "Big Nog" was more than likely less than 100 percent for his fight against Frank Mir -- a lopsided affair that saw Nogueira finished for the first time ever in his career.