The UFC is reporting the Big Nog will not need surgery for the break sustained on Saturday night vs. Frank Mir.
Doctor's report: surgery not necessary for Big Nog -he'll have adjustable plastic brace using an ultrasound device 2x/day for 20 mins.
Dr. John Itamura believes Big Nog will be back in the Octagon in no more than 9 months
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Further details were provided by The Canadian Press:
Heavyweight Antonio (Rodrigo) Nogueira was in Los Angeles on Monday, seeing a specialist after suffering a broken arm in a loss to Frank Mir at UFC 140 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Saturday night.
The doctor's visit produced some good news for Big Nog.
He'll wear an adjustable plastic brace using an ultrasound device twice a day for 20 minutes. He's expected back in the cage in no more than nine months.
The Brazilian refused to tap to a kimura and his humerus — the bone in his upper arm — broke.
The snap was audible in the cage — referee Herb Dean tweeted "it was very loud" in response to a fan's question.
The Ontario Athletics Commission handed Nogueira a two-month medical suspension, requiring also that he be cleared by an orthopedic surgeon.
The Canadian Press is also reporting that Georges St-Pierre is also in LA for medical care, and that he will going under the knife on Tuesday, for his knee.
The UFC welterweight champion tweeted he is having the surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
The 30-year-old mixed martial arts star from Montreal has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a small tear to his internal meniscus — the fallout from defending a wrestling takedown in practice.
He is expected to be out for some 10 months. Nick Diaz, who was slated to fight St-Pierre on Super Bowl weekend, will instead face Carlos Condit for the interim 170-pound title.
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