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Old 12-30-2008, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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White: Nogueira recovering from staph infection heading into UFC 92

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“Nogueira had some other problems too going into [UFC 92]. Nogueira had just gotten over a Staph infection and he had some other problems but when they fought in PRIDE, PRIDE put on such freak shows, guys fighting out of their weight class, things like that. That’s why I’m so against it. That’s how you ruin guys early. If you’re a professional athlete, time is not good to you. Time catches us all.”
Source:http://mmamania.com/2008/12/30/ufc-p...g-into-ufc-92/

Maybe this is why Nogueira didn't look good? I am not taking anything from Mir but I wouldn't want to fight with staph if I were a fighter.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, then why didn't he drop out of the fight? It wasn't the main event, anyway.

Props to Big Nog for being a gamer, but a staph infection is as good a reason as any to delay a fight.
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Ive seen this also.

Really as many excuses as they make... I am still sad to see Nog loose in that way.
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i dont get what dana is trying to argue..was it a Staph infection or was it the sin of fighting in pride?..exept sapp..what freaks did nog fight above is weight class?

i wish dana will stay out of this and let nog speck for himself...at least we know nog isnt BS us.
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i wish dana will stay out of this and let nog speck for himself...at least we know nog isnt BS us.
As much as I dislike Dana, I dont think he would blatantly lie.

In other words I belive him.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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To be honest, I dont really care. It sucked to see Nog lose because I love him and wanted him to win but I hate excuses after the fact. If you arent well enough to fight, then dont. If you do fight, then take the results as they are. Apparently thats what Nog was trying to do until someone else (Dana) spoke for him.

I think Nog will be back strong. I really hope they set up Nog/Couture as its a fight I really want to see and would put one or the other back into title contention.
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People have said things like this after they won as well (Silva wasn't 100% in the Lutter or Nate fight). You'd be surprised how many people don't come in at 100% but they do it anyways cause they don't want to disappoint the fans.
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Staph infection doesn't cause you to eat punches due to a lack of head movement. They said he was recovering from Staph, which is pretty nasty shit, but if it was still effecting his health they wouldn't let him fight. It would be a risk to him and Mir.
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To be fair it's a very similar performance in a lot of ways to Diego vs Koscheck which Diego had his staph issue before hand.

Now I still think Mir deserves all the credit in the world but at least it's some hope for his next fight.
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nice interview... dana still thinks that fedor is a can
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