Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, out of UFC 133 fight against Rich Franklin

via www.cdn.sherdog.com

"The Cursed City of Hurt" has claimed another victim.

According to a report from Guilherme Cruz of Tatame.com, and since confirmed by Dana White himself, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has suffered an injury and been forced to pull out of his scheduled co-main event fight against Rich Franklin at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia.

This continues the trend of injuries suffered by major players on upcoming fight cards that recently claimed Phil Davis and knocked him out of the main event of the evening against Rashad Evans

The UFC managed to find a replacement that actually provides a better match-up, at least in the eyes of most fans, when Tito Ortiz agreed to step in. Can they do the same for the co-headliner? Maybe Lyoto Machida would like to redeem himself for the bad press he was receiving thanks to his "Anderson Silva money" request earlier this week?

White did mention that UFC is working on a new fight and with all the recent bout announcements, it's difficult to think of any number of willing and able names to participate.

Feel free to speculate in the comments section and stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker