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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira More Surgeries, Plans for Return at UFC Rio
Big Nog is a broke surgeons wet dream. The former interim UFC Heavyweight champion hopes to be all healed up for the UFC’s return to Brazil in September.
I’m doing my third surgery within a month. There were three injuries that I had: my knee, my right hip and my left hip. I have these injuries for eight year, but about three years ago it started blocking me of training hard. I handled it, but I couldn’t do my last fight and really, if you can’t train 100%, you won’t do a good fight. I did these surgeries on the right time and I’m treating myself with the greatest hip doctor of the world, the guy guarantees I’ll be 100% for the second semester.
If I can fight on UFC Rio it’ll be perfect, but if not I’m sure that in September I’ll be prepared to fight.
I think I did great fight, I’ve fought the best of my division, I didn’t have an easy opponent. I really am one of the guys who fought great guys, but I have much more to show you, I am not done yet (laughs). My next goal is UFC Rio and to be among the tops of UFC. [tatame]
If he returns to the cage in Rio, It would have be almost a year and a half since we have seen “Big Nog” in action.