UFC NEWS – Shogun Back To Training; Expects Tough Challenge In Return To Octagon

January 6, 2012 8:07 am by Pedro Carrasco

“The expectations are good and I’m already training. I hope I get better soon so I can fight for my fans, family and team. Actually, now I’m taking it slow, just training. I don’t know when I’m fighting. Next week I might make some deal, but for now I don’t know anything about it, so I’m taking it easy. When I know it for sure, I can set a plan and work on it. This is the most disputed weight class, and I don’t have an opponent yet because it’s too messy right now. I guess Dan Henderson is getting a title shot and I have no idea of who I’m fighting against. I want to get ready for my next fight. I’m sure it’ll be a tough guy because there’re only tough guys on the division. I’ll keep training to fight the best.”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, tells Brazilian media outlet, Tatame.com that he is back in training and waiting for his next opponent.

After a tough fought loss at the hands of Dan Henderson, Shogun is coming off arguably one of the best fights in Mixed Martial Arts history. In the fight he proved that he can weather any storm to comeback and steal rounds, but it wasn’t enough.

Now having gone 1-2 in his last three fights which includes a loss of his title to Jon Jones, Shogun faces a slippery slope back to the top. Many want to see the Jones vs. Shogun rematch, but before that can happen he needs to perform well in his next few fights.

Who should the UFC match him up against?

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