However, in response to a reporters question at the post fight media scrum Saturday night about whether he was frustrated with Little Nog's record of injuries, UFC president Dana White said that Nogueira never accepted the fight with Gustafsson in the first place.
"The fight isn't for four months, and he's already determined he's hurt," said White. "I don't understand that. The guy is always hurt. Every time you call him, he's hurt."
"What happened was that night we decided to make the fight, Gustafsson said yes, and they couldn't get hold of (Little Nog), so I said, 'F--- it,' and just went with it and announced the fight. And of course, he's hurt."