Today, we throwback to the time our UFC fighter legend Rodrigo Nogueira made the cover of the Fighters Only Magazine.
Rodrigo Nogueira is a true warrior that was born in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil. Known as Minotauro or Big Nog, is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist who has mastered the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has competed in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is the twin brother of UFC fighter Antônio Rogério Nogueira (Little Nog), who is a skillful amateur boxer, and the Brazilian Super Heavyweight Champion 2006 and 2007.
He rose to the ranks in the Japanese promotion Pride Fighting Championships, where he was the first Pride Heavyweight Champion from November 2001 to March 2003, and a PRIDE FC Heavyweight Grand Prix Finalist (2004). He is one of only three men to have held championship titles in both Pride Fighting Championships and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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The magazine interviewed Rodrigo Nogueira (Big Nog) about his friendship with Anderson Silva ” Spider “, they also chatted about the Nogueira Gyms all over the world and their location in San Diego CA. Midway Labs USA along with the Nogueira brothers sponsored Mixed Martial Arts classes for the Marines in the area.