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'Shogun' Talks About His Upcoming Fight with Thiago Silva

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua talks about his upcoming with fellow Brazilian, Thiago Silva at UFC 149, on July 21st in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Rua was rumored to face Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson but has since been confirmed to be fight Silva in what will surely be an explosive matchup.

“Actually I’ve always said I don’t like fighting other Brazilians, especially a guy I know like Thiago. I really like him, but we’re professionals and that’s what we do for a living. I guess it’s going to be an interesting fight because Thiago likes striking and so do I. It’s gonna be ass kicking. I respect Thiago as an athlete and as a person, I know he’s very good and complete, but I’ll get there prepared.”

Rua is coming off the Fight of the Year with Dan Henderson at UFC 139 and will be looking to get back in the win column while his opponent is coming off of an unsuccessful return to the Octagon against Alexander Gustafsson, after a year suspension.

Credit: MMAmania.com

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10 Comments to 'Shogun' Talks About His Upcoming Fight with Thiago Silva

  1. Jay says:

    ToO bad it’s not shogun vs rampage to retire his whinny ass already. So he can go do whatever he’s been talking about that’s do great..

  2. Chartmonster says:

    Torn in this fight.. Both are my favorites! May the best and most prepared win!

  3. maurice says:

    damn i luv em both. and i dont wanna see thiago go 0-2 since his return. but i gotta go wit rua. gonna be a dog fight, but thaigo chin cant handle shoguns barrage.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      I just want Shogun to get another crack at Jones. Unfortunately he needs to give Thiago a L in order for that to happen and grow a streak.

      • Clay says:

        Shoguns one of the best, but prides over. He can’t hang w jones. But I think he’ll counter strike his way to a victory over thiago

  4. Bjj BB says:

    I hope shogun smashes silva’s fucking face!!

  5. Me says:

    Shogun must drop to MW

    • Alexander says:

      i gotta ask why? sure he was more accurate as a middleweight in pride fc but im not sure he’ll be able to get any title in ufc middleweight

  6. parker says:

    @Alexander
    Pride middle weight was still 205 he’s never fought at 185, and he could make 185 but he would be way to drained come fight day

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