That's according to his coach, Shawn Tompkins.
If the Brazilian isn't injured as previously reported, then could that mean a middleweight title fight against Anderson Silva has been hastily assembled for late 2010 or early 2011?
Nate Marquardt is reportedly fighting Yushin Okami at UFC 122 in Germany while Chael Sonnen is expected to miss a year of action after failing a UFC 117 pre-fight drug test.
Does that leave the promotion with any other option -- and was this by design after the Sonnen scandal? An announcement is expected "very soon."
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