Despite having his arm broken in two last night (Dec. 10, 2011) at UFC 140 by Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is all smiles on the airplane taking him to the hospital to get surgery done. As tweeted by UFC President Dana White: "Getting Big Nog to LA to get that arm fixed. #toughasnails" Indeed. No word on how long exactly Nogueira will be out but it's expected to be a long, long time. To see how severe his injury really is, take a look at this gruesome picture right here.
UFC 140 poster for "Jones vs. Machida" on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Expect the bigger and better version to appear as we get closer and closer to fight night. The event features Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Lyoto Machida, as well as the Nogueira brother, Rodrigo and Rogerio, taking on Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz, respectively. For complete UFC 140 fight card and line-up click here.
So are we smiling or doing "game faces?" "Game face?" Smile? Which is it? Damnit, he took the picture. Which one did you do? While I'm thinking about it, why do you get to be "Big Nog?"
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira took to the cage last night at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to fend off Father Time when he fought Brendan Schaub. And that's exactly what he did, knocking out "The Hybrid" in the very first round. Find out how he did it here.
How does the young lion Brendan Schaub stack up against the old dog Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for their fight at UFC 134 on Aug. 27 in Brazil? Complete breakdown of the bout can be found right here.
Antonio Silva has officially joined "Team Nogueira," and will be training alongside such heavyweights as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Junior dos Santos, according to "Bigfoot's" Twitter. Quite the collection of big men, but does this mean a move to UFC would create a few matchmaking issues among some of the elite heavyweight fighters in the world?