Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, surgery successful


When Big Nog tapped to Fabricio Werdum at UFC on FUEL 10, many fans thought he tapped quickly, overly cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir at UFC 140 in 2011.

However, multiple reports from Brazil says that Nogueira suffered a torn ligament in the Werdum fight, and needs surgery.

The veteran ruptured the ligament of the elbow of the left arm and will have to undergo surgery.

The information was given to the site firsthand by the Nogueira brothers. Rodrigo himself used his social network to confirm the information. The fighter will have surgery in São Paulo, and is projected to need eight weeks of recovery before he can return to training.

When the fight was over, Minotauro had an X-ray in Fortaleza, which ruled out a fracture. However, last Tuesday, the fighter underwent an MRI in Rio de Janeiro, which detected when the torn ligament in his left elbow.

Read entire article... (original Portuguese)

OGlobo is reporting that the surgery went well.

Everything went well in surgery for Rodrigo Minotauro Friday morning at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. The procedure lasted about an hour and was aimed at the rehabilitation of ligament and tendon of left elbow. In this case pieces of bones that were removed from the arm. The fighter's physiotherapist, Angela Cortes, followed everything closely and told it was a success.

An MRI done this week showed that the Minotauro had suffered a complete rupture of the medial collateral ligament in his left elbow.

Minotauro will use a sling for at least a week, and work will begin physical therapy immediately. There is still no estimate of when it might be back in the Octagon.

Read entire article... (original Portuguese)


tags: UFC   Big Nog   Minotauro   Antonio Nogueira (detail)  Fabricio Werdum (detail)  


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john_d1974 site profile image  

6/14/13 4:25 PM by john_d1974

he should give it up before he gets permanantly damaged, it seems when ever he faces someone with good jj he gets schooled. 

Wasa-B site profile image  

6/14/13 12:31 PM by Wasa-B

May not a be a bad fight to go out on, a fellow Brazilian and BJJ top guy, who carries some of the banner for BJJ in MMA right now. They are also friends iirc. The Stann fight would have been the perfect fight for Wand to retire on.

Fern 10th Planet site profile image  

6/14/13 12:26 PM by Fern 10th Planet

Tap stupid. We know you're tough. Too many unnecessary surgeries.

Mufasatheking site profile image  

6/14/13 12:22 PM by Mufasatheking

great gif

Jobe Watson's New and Improved Butler site profile image  

6/14/13 12:11 PM by Jobe Watson's New and Improved Butler

Forever a fan, but this.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

6/14/13 12:10 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Mir had a perfect counter planned out for one of Nog's moves. I think Werdum is just on another level. Both fights he pulled guard going for guillotines and that cost him

Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

6/14/13 12:00 PM by Bentleysuper8

Love the guy but that's two now where he's been sub'd by giving up position. Isn't that BJJ 101? Position over submission? I'm a judo guy so I'm not sure. I've definitely heard that.

Il Duce site profile image  

6/14/13 2:35 AM by Il Duce

The man may be too tough for his own good.

UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

6/14/13 2:06 AM by UGCTT_SidRival

Would love to see him get a win before he rides off into the sunset. Honestly if he would have retired after the Schaub KO it would have been the perfect ending to a legendary career. I don't like seeing him take the abuse he does anymore. He's tough as nails and that will always be true but there comes a point. I hope those close to him have a serious talk while he recovers.

D241 site profile image  

6/14/13 1:57 AM by D241

I read this thread and my heart goes down into my stomach like right after Cain/Nog fight.