It wasn’t Bob Sapp nor Fedor Emelianenko, much less Randy Couture. The biggest spill Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has taken was from a surf board, when he nearly injured himself seriously.
But that didn’t keep Mino from becoming the idol of another major champion, Australia’s Mick Fanning, a big-time surfer.
The current surfing world champion posted, on his twitter, this photo posing with the former UFC champion. “I forgot to post this one on Twitter for my Brazilian fans,” wrote the demon of the waves.
Nogueira’s last appearance happened to be in Australia, at UFC 110, where he lost to Cain Velasquez.