Update: CroCop Reported As Replacement Against Mir At UFC 119
By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
As we reported earlier
, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is out of the scheduled rematch with Frank Mir at UFC 119, according to a report on FightersOnlyMagazine.co.uk.
The report claims Nogueira is out with an undisclosed injury, one severe enough that surgery is a likely outcome. The report has since been picked up by the MMAJunkie.com
website, which claims they were told first-hand that Nogueira is suffering from a reoccuring hip injury.
Slated to replace Nogueira, according to a new report on the Fighters Only Magazine
website, is UFC heavyweight contender and MMA legend Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic.
CroCop (27-7-2) has compiled a 3-1 UFC record since returning to the company in June of 2009 from a break he took in late 2007 to fine-tune his skills on smaller MMA events. The legendary striker returned at UFC 99, taking out Mostapha Al-Turk with punches in the first round.