Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira scored a huge win last weekend in front of a hometown crowd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by knocking out highly-touted young prospect Brendan Schaub in the first round of their heavyweight tilt.
The unexpected victory drove the Rio crowd to a frenzy and reportedly there were even members of the media in attendance moved to tears. Perhaps none were more elated to see the 35-year-old veteran win in emphatic fashion than his students and teammates. Strikeforce lightweight fighter Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante recorded the below video in the locker room where Nogueira BJJ black belt Anderson Silva prepared for his impending bout against Yushin Okami alongside fellow Noguiera disciples like Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and the newly recruited Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Check out their raucous celebration below to get an idea of just what Big Nog means to Brazilian MMA.