Soares: Big Nog is not done yet

Former PRIDE FC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is nowhere near done, says his longtime manager Ed Soares.

The veteran Brazilian is currently recovering from surgery on one hip and has an operation on the other due in a couple of weeks. This has prompted speculation that a long and distinguished career is in its death throes. But Soares disagreed in an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio.

“There’s no doubt that ‘Big Nog’ has been in a lot of battles. eople have said he’d like the Rocky Balboa of MMA. I never understood why Timex didn’t want to sponsor him; he takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” he said.

“But I can tell you that he still feels good. He still feels like he’s got some great fights in front of him. His big goal is to try to be able to fight on that Brazil card. He’s going in for his second hip surgery, I believe, in a couple weeks.


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