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    Star Antonio Nogueira Out Of UFC 109, Brandon Vera to fight Jon Jones in March

    Due to a broken ankle suffered in training camp, UFC light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has pulled out of his scheduled UFC 109 fight with Brandon Vera, according to reports. *

    The injury is one of many the organization has had to deal with in recent months. Fighters such as Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Carlos Condit, Tyson Griffin and Gabriel Gonzaga were all either rumored or scheduled to fight in the first two months of 2010, but injuries are preventing them from doing so.

    Nogueira made his UFC debut at UFC 106, earning a first-round TKO victory over Luiz Cane. The fight with Vera was scheduled to be on the main card at the February event. Vera?s last opponent, Randy Couture, is fighting Mark Coleman in the main event of the card. Also currently scheduled for the main card of the event is a rematch between Josh Koscheck and Paulo Thiago, as well as a middleweight fight between Nate Marquardt and Chael Sonnen.

    The report also indicates that the UFC is searching for a possible replacement for Nogueira to fight Vera.

    *UPDATE*

    According to Brandon Vera's Twitter , he will now be facing Jon Jones in March.

    "just found out I'm firing Jon Bones Jones on March 21st in Denver Colorado. hope u heard it here first!!!!"

    The Vera vs. Jones fight is likely to headline the*UFC Fight Night 21 card scheduled for Denver on that date. Jones is coming off a DQ loss to Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Finale 10. He is protesting the ruling of a DQ.

    From www.mmagroundnpound.com

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    Default Re: Antonio Nogueira Out Of UFC 109, Brandon Vera to fight Jon Jones in March

    Great replacement.
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    Denver!!!

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    Default Re: Antonio Nogueira Out Of UFC 109, Brandon Vera to fight Jon Jones in March

    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Denver!!!
    That's cool - I'd love to go out there again this winter and ski, but I believe that is still the wrestling season.
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    Kudos once again to MMA Reporter for the big news. youre a true asset to this forum.

    Id like to check it out too, I think that may be around the time of the big Denver pow wow. kill 2 birds if its the same week.

    Also whats with Nog? first its the staph, now its a broken ankle, maybe he should give it up and just coach.
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    Default Re: Antonio Nogueira Out Of UFC 109, Brandon Vera to fight Jon Jones in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    Kudos once again to MMA Reporter for the big news. youre a true asset to this forum.

    Id like to check it out too, I think that may be around the time of the big Denver pow wow. kill 2 birds if its the same week.

    Also whats with Nog? first its the staph, now its a broken ankle, maybe he should give it up and just coach.
    This is Lil' Nog. He did not have a staph infection as well, did he?

    Real question is what is going on with everyone getting injured in training?
    There should be a large emphasis on keeping the fighters healthy for their fights...if they don't fight they don't get paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    This is Lil' Nog. He did not have a staph infection as well, did he?

    Real question is what is going on with everyone getting injured in training?
    There should be a large emphasis on keeping the fighters healthy for their fights...if they don't fight they don't get paid.
    Oh ok, I misread and thought it was Big Nog, he makes you forget theres a Lil Nog. Thanks ODH.

    I agree whats up with the injuries. its really killing the upper weights.
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    Wow is it just me or does Kosheck fight a lot more than other guys?

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    Default Re: Antonio Nogueira Out Of UFC 109, Brandon Vera to fight Jon Jones in March

    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    Wow is it just me or does Kosheck fight a lot more than other guys?
    Kosheck had made it known that he wants a lot of fights and he has stepped up to take fights on short notice, so yes, he does foght a lot more than most UFC fighters.

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