Former multiple-time Pride and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira said in a recent interview with AG.Fight that he plans to retire by the end of 2015. The battered legend is old beyond his 38 years due to his many ring wars and resulting traumatic brain and joint injuries.
"I know I won't fight forever," he said.
"I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms...I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle."
Nogueira has lost his last two fights in devastating fashion, and has been finished in five out of his last nine fights , going back to 2008. He is currently recovering from a knee injury prior to his first round KO loss to Roy Nelson last April, as well as the knock out itself.
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