Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced to pull out of a planned UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson meeting with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. UFC officials are working to find a replacement for Rua.
GloboEsporte.com first reported news of Nogueira’s exit, stating that the fighter suffered a herniated disc. He was looking to gain revenge from a previous loss suffered vs. Rua.
Rua, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, is coming off a loss to Alexander Gustafsson in late 2012.