Big Nog went into Herman fight with broken rib

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FastKnockout
10/22/12 2:23:12PM
If you thought Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira looked somewhat less than his best at UFC 153 against Dave Herman, you weren't imagining things. Nogueira has revealed to Tatame.com that he suffered a broken rib in training three weeks before the bout.

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Playground_Samurai
10/22/12 3:07:47PM


Win or lose, I think it's better you keep this stuff private. It's disrespectful to the opponent, IMO.
Bubbles
10/22/12 3:20:51PM
I always thought he was more respectful than Anderson...
tcunningham
10/22/12 3:41:39PM
nog needs to retire. i know he can still fight but it seems like he is so injury ridden these days he's not going to have anything left once he does retire. he's got nothing left to prove, he's got gyms and fighters to train, he can safely retire. i hate saying that fighters should retire because its their decision, but i also hate to see veterans like nog get throttled after all they have done in the sport.
frizzzlecake
10/22/12 4:04:39PM
Feed him to Mir again, and his ribs won't be the only thing broken.
BuffaloDave
10/22/12 4:26:46PM

Posted by tcunningham

nog needs to retire. i know he can still fight but it seems like he is so injury ridden these days he's not going to have anything left once he does retire. he's got nothing left to prove, he's got gyms and fighters to train, he can safely retire. i hate saying that fighters should retire because its their decision, but i also hate to see veterans like nog get throttled after all they have done in the sport.



I see what you're saying, but I feel if he wants to keep going than so be it, it's not like he is in there getting his ass handed to him, not wanting to leave the sport.

What would probably be best for him is fight once a year on one of the Brazil cards for the next couple years, since he has no interest in fighting JDS, just let him be on the Brazil card(s) to sell more tickets and up PPV buys.
State_Champ
10/22/12 5:09:02PM
I don't understand how this is allowed?
There is no medical clearance these guys must go through before a fight?

ThaAxeMurderer7
10/22/12 5:11:01PM


ghandikush
10/22/12 5:30:28PM

Posted by Playground_Samurai



Win or lose, I think it's better you keep this stuff private. It's disrespectful to the opponent, IMO.



It happened, it is what it is.
tallica62
10/22/12 6:55:58PM
if anyone's even had a bruised rib, that's pretty impressive. I complained when I had to pee cuz it hurt my ribs so much
sparky
10/22/12 7:17:48PM
Big Nog is a zombie no injury is going to keep that man from fighting if he's got 2 arms and 2 legs he's throwing down. He fought with Staph he fought with a broken rib. In my opinion Big Nog always comes to fight win or lose and he always makes it entertaining for us and the fans. Thats why I'll always love to watch Big Nog

WAR MINOTAURO
george112
10/22/12 7:23:31PM

Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7






postman
10/22/12 8:31:04PM

Posted by tcunningham

nog needs to retire. i know he can still fight but it seems like he is so injury ridden these days he's not going to have anything left once he does retire. he's got nothing left to prove, he's got gyms and fighters to train, he can safely retire. i hate saying that fighters should retire because its their decision, but i also hate to see veterans like nog get throttled after all they have done in the sport.



But he won the fight. Everyone was talking like Herman was going to waste Nog. I agree he has nothing to prove but he also has to make money and if he still enjoys fightig then who are we to stop him.
ghandikush
10/22/12 11:09:23PM

Posted by postman


Posted by tcunningham

nog needs to retire. i know he can still fight but it seems like he is so injury ridden these days he's not going to have anything left once he does retire. he's got nothing left to prove, he's got gyms and fighters to train, he can safely retire. i hate saying that fighters should retire because its their decision, but i also hate to see veterans like nog get throttled after all they have done in the sport.



But he won the fight. Everyone was talking like Herman was going to waste Nog. I agree he has nothing to prove but he also has to make money and if he still enjoys fightig then who are we to stop him.



I really wish there was a geriatrics league. I wish major fight leagues could employ these retired guys to compete with less contact in MMA exhibitions with no rankings, no titles etc...

I would love to watch retired 50 year old randy take on retired Fedor in a co main event just for shits and giggles the way they used to hold pro fights in japan. They had Don Frye and Ken Shamrock fighting well past their primes with no intent on rankings.
emfleek
10/22/12 11:18:22PM
Par for the course for Nog these days. It's always something, so it seems.
bjj1605
10/22/12 11:52:40PM
I don't see how you can hate on him for this. He won the fight so its not like he's making excuses.

IMO this just shows what a bad ass he is (like we needed more proof.)
frizzzlecake
10/23/12 1:22:54AM
Exactly he beat Herman soundly so who cares if his rib was hurt? What was the point of announcing it? If Herman came out and said he had an rib injury i'm sure a lot of us would say he's just using excuses. It's like Nogs camp is gloating in a way .

that's just my opinion about it.
ghandikush
10/23/12 1:38:27AM

Posted by frizzzlecake

Exactly he beat Herman soundly so who cares if his rib was hurt? What was the point of announcing it? If Herman came out and said he had an rib injury i'm sure a lot of us would say he's just using excuses. It's like Nogs camp is gloating in a way .

that's just my opinion about it.



If he whooped a top 25 fighter with a broken rib gloat away....
frizzzlecake
10/23/12 2:27:02PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by frizzzlecake

Exactly he beat Herman soundly so who cares if his rib was hurt? What was the point of announcing it? If Herman came out and said he had an rib injury i'm sure a lot of us would say he's just using excuses. It's like Nogs camp is gloating in a way .

that's just my opinion about it.



If he whooped a top 25 fighter with a broken rib gloat away....



How far has Big Nog Fallen where he gloats when he beat's a top 25?

ghandikush
10/23/12 6:53:09PM

Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by frizzzlecake

Exactly he beat Herman soundly so who cares if his rib was hurt? What was the point of announcing it? If Herman came out and said he had an rib injury i'm sure a lot of us would say he's just using excuses. It's like Nogs camp is gloating in a way .

that's just my opinion about it.



If he whooped a top 25 fighter with a broken rib gloat away....



How far has Big Nog Fallen where he gloats when he beat's a top 25?




Its a big feat to win a fight with a big injury like that, let alone against a top 25... you are right? I dont care how great he used to be, he was an old man in 2008 and 4 years later he's still cutting it against top guys in the UFC....
voodoo-jitsu
10/24/12 7:49:41AM
I wouldn't exactly call herman a top guy in the UFC. I don't think any camp should come out and say their fighter came into a fight injured, win or lose. That's just how I feel about it
ghandikush
10/25/12 1:38:11AM

Posted by voodoo-jitsu

I wouldn't exactly call herman a top guy in the UFC. I don't think any camp should come out and say their fighter came into a fight injured, win or lose. That's just how I feel about it



Got you, also I meant top as in top 25.
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