UFC FN 137: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Talks Future, Possibility of Retirement, Following Pivotal Win
By FCF Staff
Following Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s pivotal win last night at UFC Fight Night 137, the legend’s reporting he wants to fight again. But, the 42 year-old hasn’t completely ruled out retiring either.
Nogueira took on Sam Alvey at the Sao Paulo card, and brought about a second round stoppage, with a series of big lefts. After the bout, which was Nogueira’s first since 2016, the Brazilian star had this to say about his future (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I intend on coming back to fight,” Nogueira said. “I want to come back. I want to feel the octagon again. For as long as I can train well. And if my back injury doesn’t put me to the side, I intend on fighting again.”
“…It’s not something out of the question, but I think tonight’s performance maybe will put that to the side a little bit more. I intend on fighting this year again; I’m going to ask to see if I can fight before the end of the year, or the beginning of next year.”
With the victory yesterday, Nogueira moved his overall record to 23-8.