Report: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Out of UFC 119, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic Will Step In Against Frank Mir

The UFC will need a new poster for UFC 119 with headliner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira off the card.

Fighters Only reports:

Rodrigo Nogueira is out of his UFC 119 fight with Frank Mir after suffering an injury in training, a Brazilian source tells Fighters Only.

The nature of the injury was not disclosed but the source says it will require surgery. Nogueira is said to be "incredibly frustrated" by it and expects to be out until the New Year.

And they update:

Mirko ‘CroCop' Filipovic will be stepping in for an injured Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 119, Fighters Only can confirm.

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Nogueira's injury is undisclosed at this point but a Brazilian source tells us it is one that requires surgery and is not an recurrence of the staph infection he suffered around the time of the first fight with Mir.

Filipovic's inclusion in the UFC 119 headlining fight was notified to Fighters Only by sources close to the event. It will be the first time that the Croatian legend and former PRIDE FC title challenger has fought Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion.

Guilherme Cruz of Tatame.com tweeted:

"Minotauro's coach told me he had an old injury from Couture fight, but he was healing and wanted to fight Mir anyway. More news soon!"

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