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Nogueira wants five more years

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09:56 AM ET 06.18 | Mixed martial arts legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has been out of action since suffering a first round knockout at the hands of current UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 110 back in February of 2010. "I am 100 percent recovered. Some moves that previously bothered me don't mess me up anymore. The chance to fight in Rio was unique and I accepted to fight in Brazil immediately. I think it is still early to speak about retirement. "Regardless of victory or loss, I believe I want to fight for five years and so I don't even begin to think about quitting."

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June 18, 2011  02:00 PM ET

5 more? Don't know. He's taking some real beatings, even in his victories. If he can learn not to get hit so much, then yeah.

June 18, 2011  02:46 PM ET

He's too slow...I don't know if you can still make yourself faster as you grow older

June 19, 2011  12:45 PM ET

it's time 2 retire & move on while you're still able Nogy

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June 22, 2011  11:42 AM ET

If he's gonna stay around, he really need to establish a great shot instead posing as a punching back for well-rounded heavyweights. I'm sure he's still just as dangerous on the ground as ever.

June 22, 2011  12:01 PM ET

i'm 100% recovered = I'm totally flat ****ed broke

June 23, 2011  03:58 PM ET

let it go big Nog!

June 24, 2011  10:30 AM ET

test

 
June 24, 2011  10:51 PM ET

This guy is the Jim Spencer of martial arts.

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