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Big Nog Withdraws From UFC 141, Shawn Jordan Replaces Him

Written on June 17, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira has not fully healed from his arm surgery

Former UFC heavyweight champ Antônio Rodrigo ‘Big Nog’ Nogueira’s injury has not healed fast enough for him to enter another bout. He underwent a surgery to repair his broken arm, after losing to Frank Mir at UFC 141.

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Mirko Filipovic to Replace Antonio Nogueira at UFC 119

Written on August 16, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Due to an undisclosed injury, "Big Nog" needs to step out of the Octagon for UFC 119. Taking his position will be the Croatian fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. "Cro Cop" versus Mir? Isn't it exciting?

The Nogueira vs. Mir rematch seems like it’s not meant to be, as “Big Nog” was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Change in plans was announced earlier today by Fighters Only magazine, and reported that Mirko Filipovic will step up to replace Nogueira. Nature of Big Nog’s injury is unknown, but the Brazilian requires surgery that is expected to take until New Year. The rematch was set to headline UFC 119 this coming September 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in the co-main event is a bout between Nogueira’s brother, Rogerio, against Ryan Bader.

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