Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wants Brock Lesnar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Former UFC and PRIDE champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira speaks about his recovery from hip surgery over the past couple of months, and his desire to face the self proclaimed “baddest man on the planet” in his home country of Brazil.

Nogueira, speaking via SanDiegoMMA.net, said:

“I had arthroscopy in my hip, just to clean it up. I had some extra bone, a piece of bone, inside the joint so they just cleaned it up. They tried to fix the cartilage inside the hip to put everything in place. The hardest part is that I got to be out about 6 weeks on crutches.”

“That’s my goal. I even want to fight before that, but to fight in Brazil – that would be awesome. That’s my goal. That is why I tried to do both surgeries close together. If they give me Brock I would be ready to fight him.”

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