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Ever get news that made you happy and sad at the same time?

Alas… only one remains.  What might have been.

Cue the “PRIDE NEVER DIE” chorus:

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic will be stepping in for an injured Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 119, Fighters Only can confirm.

We broke the news of Nogueira’s withdrawal earlier and can now confirm that Filipovic is the replacement.

Nogueira’s injury is undisclosed at this point but a Brazilian source tells us it is one that requires surgery and is not an recurrence of the staph infection he suffered around the time of the first fight with Mir.

Happy: No staph this time for Nog (after seeing Grove’s leg, I’d rather have something broken than infected)

Sad: Whatever it is will require surgery, probably putting Big Nog out for the rest of the year

Happy: I think Mir’s going to get shit kicked by Cro Cop.  Don’t ask me why – my gut is not taking questions at this time

Sad: I thought Nog could win a rematch healthy and get that smirch of his record.

What do you bastards think about Cro Cop’s sixth fight against a former UFC HW champion?  (Preemptive idiot smashing = 1-1 against The Monster, 3-0 against Fat Tits McSteroids