Shogun: I'm not worried about TRT, will get the win over Sonnen


Mauricio Rua will fight Chael Sonnen in Saturday's UFC on FOX Sports main event, knowing full well that Sonnen has been approved and will be a TRT regime headng into the bout. However, it's not a worry of Rua's and he believes regardless he has the skillset and will prevail against Sonnen:

"I don’t care about that," he said. "I want to fight. With TRT or not, I will get there to do my job and will get the win. I’ve worked a lot on my jiu-jitsu with Roberto Gordo, and I’m ready to face him on the ground. But the fight starts standing, and that’s where I like to fight. I’m going to fight and won’t miss opportunities."

Shogun vs. Sonnen is different than any of Chael’s last fights. A master on the art of talking trash, "The People's Champ" didn’t had one bad thing to say about his next opponent, and that surprised everyone – including Rua.

"(Trash talk) gives me more motivation, but he didn’t say a word about me, and that’s surprising," Rua said. "I always respected my opponents and never got into those talks, so I will respect him as I always did. But I was surprised that he didn’t talk trash about me."

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Eisenberg site profile image  

8/14/13 11:26 AM by Eisenberg

Shogun gets the finish in the first round. If he doesnt he most likely loses a boring decision. War Shogun!

Authority Figure site profile image  

8/14/13 9:45 AM by Authority Figure

Going to be a sick fight. I say it goes to decision if Sonnen doesn't go for GnP early.

KingRice site profile image  

8/14/13 9:41 AM by KingRice

I'm gonna go with a 3rd round tko from Shogun, really pulling for him to get the win, shogun vs lil nog 2 hopefully gets remade after

In Limbo site profile image  

8/14/13 9:11 AM by In Limbo

im really feeling confident in shogun here....sonnen isnt nearly as big as the guys that dominated shogun (jones, gustaffson)   the thing that worries me is that chael didnt talk shit at all

GSPsShadyHandWraps site profile image  

8/14/13 7:51 AM by GSPsShadyHandWraps

Shogun already has a damn good half guard game. Will be interesting to see how the king of half guard Gordo will improve on it

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8/14/13 7:49 AM by KingofBJJ

It's going to be an Ass Whoopin'.  TRT Sonnen is already talking his way to a third Silva fight.

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8/14/13 5:15 AM by HardHittingHeeb

Sucks that someone needs to lose but if you root against a warrior like Shogun you are trolled by Sonnen (and super gay).

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8/13/13 11:41 PM by Vote Ups for Zimmerman

Shogun needs to try TRT

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8/13/13 11:38 PM by Ip Man 81

Chael's got this one in the bag already

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8/13/13 11:18 PM by IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap

I love me some Shogun. All class and just wants to kick some ass. So excited to see this fight