He asked for it, and he got it. Former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira plans to use the hometown crowd as motivation when he takes on the dynamic Dave Herman at UFC 153.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is on the shelf again, and he won’t think about fighting before recovering from another right knee surgery.
"Minotauro" tore his ACL days before fighting Roy Nelson at the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi in April, and he’s not cleared to train yet.
"I had surgery four weeks ago, and I’m doing fine now," Nogueira told MMAFighting.com. "ACL surgery takes at least five months to return to fighting. I’m doing physical therapy now. I know the l more
Down, but not out. "I had surgery four weeks ago, and I'm doing fine now. ACL surgery takes at least five months to return to fighting. I'm doing physical therapy now. I know the limits of my body. I won't get myself injured again. I can do other things. I ride bikes and work out every day, but I can't train yet. I still have what it takes. I will return next year. I have plans to be in shape and fight again, for sure. I want to recover first, and then I will see how I feel." Ultimate Fighting C more
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Perhaps not at all, depending on his performance in San Jose.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will return to the Octagon this Saturday night (July 26, 2014) at UFC on FOX 12 from inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California, where he's tasked with turning away 205-pound juggernaut Anthony Johnson.
The Brazilian is a huge underdog at +450.
That may come as a surprise to some longtime fans, considering Nogueira holds wins over former Strikeforce hea more
This is the UFC on FOX 12 live blog for Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.Johnson, who has won seven straight fights, will face Nogueira, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.Check out the UFC on FOX 12 live blog below. More Coverage: UFC on FOX 12 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge. Nogueira opens southpaw whil more
Watch the full fight video highlights for the UFC on FOX 12 co-main event between Anthony Johnson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. more
Watch video of Anthony Johnson viciously knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in just 44 seconds in the co-headlining fight of tonight's (July 26, 2014) UFC on Fox 12 event from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. more