UFC's Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Returns To Training Early Following Surgery

Frank Mir snapping Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm at UFC 140. Photo by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera has returned to training ahead of schedule following surgery to repair a snapped femur. Big Nog got his arm broken courtesy of a Frank Mir kimura at UFC 140 in December.

The Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte Lutas quoted Nogueira (translated by Orcus):

"I felt very good, I missed being able to train. I was only supposed to do ‘shadow' training, but I couldn't (hold myself).
I still need another three weeks of physical therapy to sharpen my boxing, and after that I will call Master De La Riva and start training jiu-jitsu. I believe I'll be back in a month's time.

"Soon Junior dos Santos will be coming here to train for his fight against Alistair Overeem and thereafter it will be Big Foot and Anderson Silva coming to train. I need to be 100% to train with these guys because they're tough."

The piece also mentions that was sparring with Diego Braga and was able to submit him with a Katagatame.

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