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Report: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Had Staff Infection Leading Up To UFC 92

UFC President Dana White recently revealed that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira had recently recovered from a staff infection heading into his TKO loss to Frank Mir last Saturday.

To Nogueira’s credit, the fighter didn’t mention any of this to fans or media during post fight interviews.

“Nogueira had some other problems too[…],” White told The Carmichael Dave Show. “Nogueira had just gotten over a staph infection and he had some other problems but when they fought in PRIDE… PRIDE put on such freak shows. Guys fighting out of their weight class; things like that. That’s why I’m so against it. That’s how you ruin guys early. If you’re a professional athlete, time is not good to you. Time catches us all.”