Ex-UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira doesn’t know what his future holds for him inside the Octagon.
Nogueira, however, does know that having to pull out of a planned bout with Cheick Kongo at UFC 149 was not in his plans.
The recovery from a broken arm did not go completely as “Big Nog” was hoping, forcing him out of the July event with Kongo. Now, he’s back to rehab and recovery to get to 100-percent.
“I’ve stopped training. I’m just working on my cardio,” said Nogueira, in a recent interview with Tatame. “We don’t have a date set (for a return).”
Nogueira said he was disappointed having to remove himself from the fight, adding, “I was 100-percent. I was doing okay. We were doing fine but when I started the specific trainings the pain started. I wasn’t expecting it.”
Nogueira suffered a loss – and broken arm – to Frank Mir last year. He had previously defeated Brendan Schaub earlier in 2011.
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