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Tuesday, 06/12/2012, 12:45 pm

Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators | Vera Ready To Shock The World And Beat "Shogun" | UFC NEWS

“Go ahead and bet the house on [Shogun]. You don’t have to believe me. Just watch, August 4th, check it out and then let me know what you think afterwards…. It’s Shogun. After my last performance against Eliot Marshal, they’re supposed to be counting me out. I’m supposed to be the underdog. I’m supposed to get my ass whooped. That’s what’s supposed to be happening, but it’s not gonna go down like that come August 4th Ariel. It’s not. I don’t mind when I’m the underdog, when people are counting me out. That’s when I perform at my best. It’s been like that since high school, since college, since in-between. Every time someone counts me out, that’s when I perform my best so I think that’s why I’m so hyped too. Everyone expecting me not to do well.”

Brandon Vera discusses his upcoming fight with Maurico Rua in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Vera is coming off a win over recent retiree, Eliot Marshall after two subsequent losses and a No Contest against Thiago Silva in a fight that saw Vera battered, only to have a definite loss be switch to a No Contest after a failed drug test turned in by Silva. If Vera can pull out a win over Rua, it will mark the biggest win of his career and put him right in the mix with top light-heavyweight fighters.


30 Responses to “Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators | Vera Ready To Shock The World And Beat "Shogun" | UFC NEWS”

  1. B-rad says:

    i know anything can happen in a fight, but this is a HUGE mismatch… too bad rampage decided to be gay all of the sudden and we could have that epic rematch instead :*( this is going to be an ugly tko for rua, vera has good muay thai but shogun has one of the BEST muay thai games in all of mma and he is an awsome submission fighter too. vera has about no chance on this one

    • jones says:

      @b-rad..shogun has a sick sub game also??? when is the last time he has subbed anyone? or even showed his ground game? never in ufc the only gronud game was getting subed by forrest….. anyways i member when i first saw brendon fight in hw smashing frank mirr,,vera was the next big thing,,i thought he was future chamo for sure,,,then suddenly he sucked,,if he can get back his old hungry self he will be champ still 1 day..but i dont tink he has it in him

      • Shoguns black belt says:

        Don’t be retarded.. Shogun got choked out because his conditioning … Shogun would beat Forrest in bjj match all day. Do you remember the nasty kneebar? Shogun is one of the best bjj Mma fighter ever. Your a retard if you think other wise

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          shut up homo

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          you are such and IDIOT for using my name. I did not right the homo. has to be that piece of shit blah blah blah 100% for sure

        • Reality says:

          It depends on which Shogun shows up. If Shogun is on his game it will be a very rough night for Vera. If Shogun isn’t on his game Vera has a better chance. Anything can happen in these fights but the odds are against Vera.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Good luck Vera you got your but kicked by Elliot Marshal and you think he are going to beat Shogun. I guess its ok to dream but I have a feeling reality is going to be very painful come fight time

  2. jay says:

    When i was watching vera’s past fight and all his others, i was kinda thinking has he got a glass jaw or is it just the type of people he is fighting. But im sure he got wobbled by that elliot marshall and to be honest i thought that elliot guy won it. Vera sadly is gonna get destroyed, this match up is stupid. Should be entertaining tho whilst it lasts.

    • Chris says:

      Rua needs to get back on a winning streak cause, right now the LHW division is dying out. Jones have nearly clear out the division who have been ranked in the top 10 of the LHW division.
      So this match is a very important match up for Rua dis is his do or die fight. Needless to said Rua will always the most excting fighter in the LHW. Willingness to Bang, and get hit back is par non to any LHW

  3. mean170 says:

    Shogun should be offended that they are even letting Vera fight him. Shogun by KO or TKO early.

  4. Zack says:

    if Vera can fight like the Vera of old it will be a good fight. He has some impressive wins and also some embarrassing losses. In my opinion he beat randy couture so he obviously has talent its just a matter of if he is motivated and focused for this fight.

  5. Glenn J says:

    I’m not counting Vera out, he knows that this is probly his last Big opportunity. I see him fighting his heart out… to a decision loss.

  6. daddynerkz says:

    shogun shouldnt have been a pussy and fought glover for a real light heavy weight match up.sadly vera is sucking as of late and i am an avid fan of the guy.but shogun buy destruction.

  7. maurice says:

    man vera’s not fooling me. he hasnt looked good at all since his move to lhw years ago. and his fight with marshall really exposed just how over the hill vera really is. but for the most part this fight will be good until vera gets hit hard on the jaw.

  8. stephen riddle says:

    I hope this a free fight cause nobody would pay for this and for the record couture showed mad octagon control!

  9. Xaninho says:

    Whatever, still counting him out.

  10. WrestlingRules says:

    I’m rooting for Vera…He’s an AMERICAN…

  11. B-rad says:

    he subbed kevin randleman in pride with a nasty leg lock.. dude is a legit black belt good subs and good sweeps=good jiu jitsu

  12. Bjj BB says:

    Bebbo bebbo beb bebbo bebbo beb! A filipino!! A filipino!! A filipino!! Lmao!! Lets go brandon!! Ima fan of both, i hope there both 100% cause its gonna be a bad ass stand up war!!

  13. Seedy says:

    Vera is a fuck wit and has no heart… His wild would have a better of beating shogun…

  14. CombatRusse says:

    It will be a first minute KO no doubt about it, Vera will try to land some kick, while dropping his hands and Shogun will get in the inside and land his right hand.
    Vera may be back on track if he gives all title hopes and trains with Bones Jones. May be he’ll be able to implement some of Bones strategy

  15. maurice says:

    good luck to vera. i hope he doesnt win, but if he does he deserves it. on another note, ANY1 DAT THINKS SHOGUN IS SCARED OF ANY MAN SHOULD SLAP THEMSELVES. shogun is a vet, and giving him a no name (glover) at this point in his career is a disgrace. brandon vera has been lookin worse and worse ova the past few yrs..BUT he still is one of the best strikers in the lhw division and a true vet. shogun either becomes the first man to ko vera, or vera defeats shogun and erases every1 of his previous bad performances. this is a huge fight, two very talented muay thai fighters with great bjj. at this point in 2012, neither of these men can afford a loss, gonna be a dog fight..

  16. WrestlingRules says:

    Rua is a has been and should have fought Glover. Glover needs a gatekeeper to see if he is a contender. That’s what Rua is now. Do you really think Rua will be a champion again? Feed Glover the karate-kid Machida…

  17. Ed says:

    Just wanted to wish Vera good luck!

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