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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out at UFC 161, promotion seeks replacement

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An ailing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from this month's UFC 161 event, and UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC).

The scratch was first reported by GloboEsporte.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the change with multiple sources close to the promotion.

GloboEsporte.com's report cited a herniated disc as the reason for the withdrawal. A timetable for his return was not immediately established.

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Post #1   6/2/13 6:02:59PM   

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Post #2   6/2/13 6:09:08PM   

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I hope Glover fills in. Last fight was less than 3 mins. I think i remember seeing he got a 6 month medical suspension tho. Maybe just wishful thinking lol

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Posted by hashyandy4

I hope Glover fills in. Last fight was less than 3 mins. I think i remember seeing he got a 6 month medical suspension tho. Maybe just wishful thinking lol



yeah im pretty sure he got a long suspension, i wouldnt mind seeing phil davis fill in

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My sources tell me that alot of names are being thrown around for a "replacement" for 'Injury Nog' - - luckily for Shogun, he only trains 2 weeks for a fight anyways..

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This is 149 all over again.


Main event out
Lil nog
Vallie flagg
Tj walburger

Who's next.

Texeira is out with a hurt hand.

Best guess is Davis
Or they pull Ryan jimmo off his fight.

Maybe lattiffi. But I doubt it.

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Mousasi/Shogun?

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

Mousasi/Shogun?



Mousasi has a bum knee.

Shogun vs Pat Barry

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Lil Nog seems to be getting injured a lot more these days. This news really bums me out

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Cant wait to find out. Wonder if Rich Franklin would do it?

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