Little Nog injured, out of Gustafsson fight, Sonnen has field day


On Sunday UFC president Dana White announced a light heavyweight fight between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Alexander Gustafsson at  on March 8, in London, England. If Gustafsson got the win, he was to get another title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

However, Little Nog has been forced from the fight due a back injury. Ariel Helwani confirmed the news with UFC president Dana White.

Nogueira has not fought since beating Rashad Evans at UFC 156 in Ferbruary via unanimous decision. Injury has repeatedly forced Little Nog from several scheduled fights during his career in the UFC, including Gustafsson previously, Rich Franklin, and, for the same back injury, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

Chael Sonnen, who predicted the drop out, opened up on Nogueira with a massive combination of insults, via Twitter.

chael sonnen ‏@sonnench
•Lil Nog: the only man who has 'no-showed' more times than Axl Rose.
•He fights less than Ghandi
•FOR SALE: MMA GLOVES Never used. Contact Lil' Nog, 1 Fragile Chicken Road, No-Show, Brazil
•He signs his contracts in disappearing ink
•He gets hurt more than Johnny Knoxville
•Too bad he can't list his profession as "Fight Avoider" on his tax return
•Maybe Dos Santos can lend Lil Nog his heart while his face heals
•He's the "Carmen Sandiego" of MMA
•Instead of a contract, Joe Silva faxes him a Missing Person's Report
•it's Halloween. Lil' Nog went as a FIGHTER
•But he didn't fool anybody and got no candy


No plans have been announced for a replacement.


tags: UFC   Antonio Rogerio Nogueira   Alexander Gustafsson (detail)  


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DrunkenKangarooZ site profile image  

11/2/13 11:57 AM by DrunkenKangarooZ

Do you think it's for the healthcare UFC provides? Fighter gets hurt camp UFC pays? It's weird

CaptainAhab site profile image  

11/1/13 11:46 PM by CaptainAhab

I think Little Nog has already pulled out of his NEXT fight, too.

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11/1/13 11:37 PM by IhaveDSL'SforPettis


Sir Psycho Sexy site profile image  

11/1/13 7:46 PM by Sir Psycho Sexy

Go read Chael's twitter for a laugh.

DrunkenKangarooZ site profile image  

11/1/13 7:23 PM by DrunkenKangarooZ


mixedmartianartist site profile image  

11/1/13 6:50 PM by mixedmartianartist

this. great fight. no brainer. get'er done.

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11/1/13 3:46 PM by CaughtItFromARua


Another Foob site profile image  

11/1/13 12:05 PM by Another Foob

Which is to say, exactly as much as GSP!

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11/1/13 12:03 PM by KingofBJJ

Ya, I don' t understand your punchline.

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11/1/13 9:24 AM by Triple_B