Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira Plans August Return To UFC: Rio

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, is focused on the recovery process of his injuries and is already planning a possible return to the UFC’s octagon by August of this year.



The former UFC and Pride heavyweight spoke about his surgeries to repair the damage in which he has sustained throughtout years of professional fighting, and what it will take to make a comeback a possibility:

“I’m doing my third surgery within a month. There were three injuries that I had: my knee, my right hip and my left hip. I have these injuries for eight year, but about three years ago it started blocking me of training hard. I handled it, but I couldn’t do my last fight and really, if you can’t train 100%, you won’t do a good fight. I did these surgeries on the right time and I’m treating myself with the greatest hip doctor of the world, the guy guarantees I’ll be 100% for the second semester. If I can fight on UFC Rio it’ll be perfect, but if not I’m sure that in September I’ll be prepared to fight. I’ve fought the best of my division, I didn’t have an easy opponent. I really am one of the guys who fought great guys, but I have much more to show you, I am not done yet.”

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