Vol. 3 of The Lux TIC© Black House MMA Series... featuring:
★ Rodrigo Antônio "Minotauro" "Big Nog" Nogueira ★ 32-6 [Former Pride FC Heavyweight Champion 2001; Pride FC Interim HW Champion 2003; Former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion]
Legend of MMA, one of the greatest ever Heavyweights and truly the master of his style. No other name is more synonymous with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since the Gracie's nearly 20 years ago... though the Gracie name lives on through fight camps and trained fighters, the Nogueira's still ply their trade inside the cage.
Minotauro was run over by a truck in Brazil as a 9-year old boy and given slim survival chances with a crushed pelvis, broken ribs, broken leg, 2 punctured lungs... then slim walking chances, and by no means an athletic future. Champioship belts, Halls of Fame & 38 fights (wars) later Big Nog still shows what Heart can afford a fighter, untouchable spirit & unbeatable resolve.
Notably beat Heath Herring for PRIDE Heavyweight Title 2001, then Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic for Interim Heavyweight in 2003
The more Champions & contenders coming out of Team Black House, the more Nogueira's legacy lives through the sport... but by no means is that retirement. Myths only grow, and legends never die.... War Minotauro!!!
"What Doesn't Kill you, makes you Stronger..."