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Rumor: Lil Nog withdraws from UFC 161 bout with Shogun Rua


Rumors have been swirling around the internet today that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with “Shogun” Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) at UFC 161, which is less than two weeks away.

The rematch between Shogun and Lil Nog was supposed to serve as the evenings co-main event. All of this after the original main event between UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and challenger Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) was scrapped due to a foot injury suffered by Barao.

If the rumor proves true, the UFC will be hard pressed to find a suitable replacement to face Shogun on 13 days notice.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main card airs on pay-per-view following the prelims on FX and Facebook.

Who would you like to see replace Lil Nog agaisnt Shogun Rua? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!

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14 Comments to Rumor: Lil Nog withdraws from UFC 161 bout with Shogun Rua

  1. Matt Willis says:

    Glover Texeria vs Shogun!!

    • Nate "THE CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Enough is enough the Nog Bros are just too damn old. Yes they are only 37 in real years but in fighter years they are 70. They even look 50-60 these days. Lil Nog has had to back out of almost every fight he has ever had scheduled in the UFC.

      Shogun vs Phil Davis would be a good fight IMO

  2. squid says:

    that sucks!

  3. Slim Charles says:

    anytime there is a rumor in the mma world; its like 95% true… so yeah… this is probably true: WAR SHOGUN!!!

  4. Sasquatch says:

    Sh!tty deal for those Winnipeg fans… bad enough they have to live there.

  5. KIDD433 says:

    Give em Mousasi,That would be a good match up.That is if Mousasi isn’t injured.

  6. Glover, Mousasi, Chael, Wanderlei says:

    Can?

  7. anon says:

    Sonnen would take it. Give it to him.

  8. doc says:

    Sonnen would go…

  9. VICTOR says:

    PLEASE NOT SONNEN SHOGUN HAS NOTHING TO GAIN BY FIGHTING THAT LOOSER AND WHO BY THE WAY IS THE MOST BORING FIGHTER IVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME.HE ONLY LOOKED GOOD AGAINST THE SPIDER THE FIRST TIME BCUASE HE WAS ON STERIODS AND THE SPIDER HAD SPRAINED RIBS AND HE STILL COULDENT WIN THAT FIGHT .

  10. VICTOR says:

    PLEASE NOT SONNEN SHOGUN WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN AGAINST THAT LOOSERWHO COULDNT WIN THE FIRST FIGHT HE HAD AGAINST THE SPIDER WHO BY THE WAY HAD BROKEN RIBS AND SONNEN WAS ON ROIDS

  11. Ya herd says:

    Bisping vs shogun

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