The rumored co-headliner bout between Big Nog and Kongo revealed a couple of days ago by Sherdog's Tim Leidecker was recently shot down by this news report by Joe O'Regan of Fighters Only Magazine:
Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira will not be facing Cheick Kongo at UFC 97 in Montreal, Fighters Only has learned.
Sources close to the Brazilian say he is still deciding when he will next fight, but it will not be against the French heavyweight.
This is hardly surprising because with the way he performed the last time out (Staph infection aside) and his propensity to walk into strikes, this proposed bout with a world class striker in Kongo is definitely detrimental to Nogueira's health, especially with the rumors of his eyesight failing him and other health issues mentioned in the article.
And here's hoping for him to get back on track and get 100% healthy because there are a lot of other lucrative fights on the horizon for "Minotauro."