If a picture says 1000 words, multiply this by another 1000. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is an extremely important part of Team Nogueira in Brazil. His team had seven fighters competing at UFC 153 in Rio last weekend (Oct. 13, 2012) and all of them as well as the coaches were jubilant and highly emotional following "Big Nog's" second round armbar submission victory over Dave Herman. Watching Anderson Silva break down just goes to show how important Nogueira is to him. What do you think about this little peek inside the world of the Brazilians, Maniacs?
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira leaving Colorado and heading for San Diego. Twitter
Despite having his arm broken in two last night (Dec. 10, 2011) at UFC 140 by Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is all smiles on the airplane taking him to the hospital to get surgery done. As tweeted by UFC President Dana White: "Getting Big Nog to LA to get that arm fixed. #toughasnails" Indeed. No word on how long exactly Nogueira will be out but it's expected to be a long, long time. To see how severe his injury really is, take a look at this gruesome picture right here.
Dana White tweeted out this photo and said "Getting Big Nog to LA to get that arm fixed. #toughasnails"
UFC 140 on Pay-Per-View: Extended Preview (via UFC) Check out the extended UFC 140 preview featuring the main event between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida as well as other main event fights between Frank and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and between Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Team Doctor Talk JDS' Knee Injury and Win (via ArielHelwani) I love the part about how Junior dos Santos met Big Nog, through Mrs. Cigano, back in the day when JDS had big gypsy hair.