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

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

According to a report from Guilherme Cruz of, 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.

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