Following the news that Former UFC Heavyweight champ Rodrigo Nogueira is out of UFC 119, The Brazilian has recently commented on the subject:

“I hurt my hips training and I’ll have to go on surgery. I’m only depending on a few exams, but i think it’ll be done by the weekend. The surgery will be on both sides of my hips, and I’ll operate my knee too. If everything goes alright ill be back on training in four months.

Big Nog’s replacement will be a fellow MMA legend, and the former Pride FC OpenWeight GrandPrix Champ, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic