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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Sidelined Four Months for Surgery

UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will undergo surgery to repair injuries to his hips and knee, which forced him to withdraw from a UFC 119 rematch with Frank Mir, and expects to resume training in around four months.

“I hurt my hips training and I’ll have to go on surgery,” Nogueira told Tatame. “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.”

Mir will now face veteran Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in the main event of the UFC 119 fight card.

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