UFC Fight Night 39 Play-by-Play: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson

April 11, 2014
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson

Round 1: Nogueira takes the center of the cage.  He inches forward.  Nelson moves forward with a right hand.  He lands an uppercut that drops Nogueira.  Nogueira gets back to his feet.  Nelson presses forward.  Nelson goes to the body with a right hand.  Nogueira fires back.  They exchange jabs.  Nogueira lands a stiff jab and Nelson circles away.  Nelson moves in with a right hand.  Nelson moves in and lands a right hand flush on the jaw of Nogueira.  Nogueira goes down.  He gets back to his feet and is on wobbly legs.  Nelson goes in fo rthe finish.  Nogueira’s hands are low.  Nelson loads up on a right hand that lands clean.  Nogueira crashes down to the canvas stiff and unconscious.

The official time of the knockout was 3:37 of the first round.

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  • Liam O’Keefe

    As much as it pains me to say this, It may be time for Minotauro to retire. He was always one of my favorite fighters. He got knocked out by Cain and now Roy, got sub’d by Mir and Werdum. He has taken more punishment in the cage/ring than anyone else. If he keeps fighting there may be more damage than reward.

    • Cuttercomp

      Agreed. I have been a fan of Nog since the Pride days, but at 37 and coming off two brutal losses I think it’s time to call it a career. His days as a contender are over; it would be sad to see him go out as a punching bag.

  • dgs

    I imagine with all of the punishment Nog has taken over the years, he is going to have significant brain damage some day. What a sad day it will be to see him slurring his speech, unable to walk or do much that requires dexterity. I mean, just thinking back on all the punishment he took in Pride from guys like Fedor, Bob Sapp, Heath Herring, Cro Cop etc., and all the additional punishment he has taken fighting in the UFC, it’s amazing his brain hasn’t turned to mush already.

    I really hope for his health this is his last fight. Just like Anderson Silva, the man has nothing left to prove in the sport, he has beaten the best (and been beaten by the best), and it’s time to say goodbye to the sport as a fighter.