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Friday, 01/06/2012, 08:07 am

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

“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, 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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29 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Shogun Back To Training; Expects Tough Challenge In Return To Octagon”

  1. Jay says:

    He should fight Thiago Silva or Alexander Gustaffson for his next fight

  2. Doc santos says:

    Give him someone easy. He’s 1-2 and got battered his last two fights. I say, let him retire Tito.

  3. the beast says:

    no way hes good enough for top 5 fight he after all is top 5 in lhw

  4. War Goth666 says:

    i say either Gustaffson or machida would be good fights. see him try to get to the top again

  5. Damn says:

    I smell Machida vs Shogun III…

  6. connor says:

    the winner of rashad vs davis or lil nog… their first fight was epic

  7. El Reem says:

    hopefully Bader pulls out, and Shogun fills in for him at Japan vs Rampage.

  8. Azusa says:


  9. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I thought he was going to be suspended for 6 months like Hendo? They really beat the shit out of each other! Either way I’m ready for Shogun to be back in the winner circle without retiring anyone at 205. It seems like most of the upper tier of the division is tied up…. 205 needs new blood Dana! Lil Nog or Stephan Bonner? Both are coming off of impressive wins.

  10. Hope shogun gets his groove back! The new breed of fighters are taking over boys.. Edgar.. Aldo..Chael..ellenberger..Condit..jones..Bendo ..Reem!

  11. RockOfRockMC says:

    WIth Rampage out due to knee injury, Id like to see Shogun vs Bader

  12. magoo says:

    they better not give him Thiago then!

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