As reported recently Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be out of UFC 119, but now we know the cause thanks to Tatame.com. Here is what Nogueira had to say in his own words about his injury.
“I hurt my hips training and I’ll have to go on surgery. I’m only depending on a few exams, but I think it’ll be done by the weekend. The surgery will be on both sides of my hips, and I’ll operate my knee too. If everything goes alright I’ll be back on training in four months.”
This means the former heavyweight champion may be out of commission until January 2011. Fortunately Mirko Cro Cop has stepped up to take his spot against Frank Mir.