Initially it appeared that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira had escaped surgery on the broken arm he suffered against Frank Mir last weekend, with a specialist in L.A recommending he let it heal naturally, but it appears that diagnosis has since changed.

According to TATAME ‘Big Nog’ underwent a further consultation in Colorado which resulted in him having surgery on his fractured humerus bone on Friday.

The operation was reported to have been a success and doctor’s believe the 35 year-old could be back in training by June.

Big Nog has been plagued by injury woes in recent times, having previously spent 15 months out due to multiple operations on his hips and knees.

He made a triumphant return earlier this year with a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance against Brendan Schaub in front of his hometown fans in Brazil at UFC 134 before succumbing to a brutal loss by kimura to Mir at UFC 140 which Dana White later declared was ‘the submission of the century.’

SHARE
Previous articleStrikeforce: Melendez Vs Masvidal – Post-Fight Interviews
Next articleWatch Brock Lesnar’s UFC 141 Pre-Fight Interview
Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.

LEAVE A REPLY