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UFC's Dana White announces Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira's retirement

The UFC president unilaterally announced that he was through promoting fights featuring the Brazilian legend and offered Nogueira a career with the organization.

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UFC president Dana White announced that he is "done" promoting fights featuring Brazilian legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogeuira following Big Nog's decision loss to Stefan Struve at UFC 190.

"I don't want to see Nogueira fight ever again. He should retire."

"I love Big Nog, and I think everybody loves Big Nog," White said. "He's such a good guy. He's respected by everybody, and he and I actually talked tonight. I'm done. I don't want to see him fight anymore. He doesn't disagree.

"He and I are going to get together, and we're going to talk. I'm probably going to give him the Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin deal. I'm going to bring him in and make him an employee."

Nogueira is a former Pride heavyweight champion, a former UFC interim heavyweight champ, a legend of the sport and a first-ballot Hall of Famer if there is such a thing in mixed martial arts. He's on a three fight losing streak and is 5-6 with the UFC.

Liddell, Hughes and Griffin all enjoy sinecures with Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC.