Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira doing fine, will return in a perfect state

Former UFC and PRIDE champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s head coach gives an update on the legends recovery following hip surgery earlier this year, revealing he’s doing “fine” and should return in a “perfect state”.

Luis Carlos Dórea, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“He already is fine, recovering. Now he has to rest and take proper care so he can return on a perfect state. Rodrigo is a very strong man; this recovery should be a good one. We believe he might return to the trainings within three months.”

Dórea also commented on the possibilty of seeing “Big Nog” on the forthcoming card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

“It’d be very good for the Brazilian fans, but his mind is now focused on his recovery and resting. He had some old injuries and he has always postponed the surgeries so he could fight and don’t miss his appointments, but now, thanks God, he stopped to heal himself. He was fighting while injured, with many, many injuries.”

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