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.