Shogun: I expect a tough fight


Mauricio Rua loves a good fight, but more so he loves a good striking match. In his last fight, a loss to Chael Sonnen, he was taken down immediately and eventually submitted. Heading into his next bout, he's happy to have an opponent who will most likely stand and trade with him:

"I expect a tough fight," he said. "He’s a good fighter that likes to stand and bang. It will be a great fight, for sure. He like to use his hands and I like to use my muay thai, so it will be cool.

"I don’t know if his style benefits me, but that’s a match-up that I like more (than wrestlers) because he goes there to fight."

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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua fights James Te Huna this Friday at the Ultimate Fight Night 35, which takes place in Brisbane, Australia and airs live on Fox Sports 1.


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jack_wilshere site profile image  

12/4/13 8:06 PM by jack_wilshere

^^ troll dude writes like he was born in 97.

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12/4/13 8:04 PM by jack_wilshere

I've got a good feeling about this fight for Shogun. Definitely worth a wager $. I'm shocked he's an underdog to te huna. Shogun looked devastated after losing to Sonnen and actually started the fight well. I strongly feel that Shoguns motivated and skilled enough to handle business down under. Shogun koBigfoot via takedown based decision.Bader ko

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12/4/13 6:26 PM by SupesUp

Sorry, no one told you. That guy is not worth arguing with. He's on his eighth screen name, huge boner for shogun. I don't think anyone knows if he is a troll or a lunatic.

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12/4/13 5:58 PM by Mark Hunts Pet Monkey

Another incarnation of Thaiguy?

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12/4/13 5:21 PM by The Winter Soldier

Troll^ and now ignored

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12/4/13 5:19 PM by The Winter Soldier

I read your idiotic comment and this even more idiotic one. Mental and physical and not mutually exclusive dipshit. If you keep getting the shit kicked out of you because you cant physically perform the way you used toit changes you mentally.

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12/4/13 5:19 PM by 1997VitorHandSpeed

And nooo, the competition has not gotten betterPRIME Rampage, PRIME NOG >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sonnen etcHell, Overeem is a force at HW nowShogun FOUGHT and beat MUCH MUCH better competition in PRIDEHw has fought weaker comp for the most part in the UFC and yet has lost to weaker comp in the UFC, I like both PRIDE and the UFC, just telling it like it isShogun came into the UFC with chronic injuries and still managed to become UFC champion though.Im still in shock about how his mental game has completely changed though, and Ninja even SAID that Shogun has too many shady people around him nowEveryone close to Shogun SAYS Shogun still has the talent to be a force BUT that there are tooany shady people holding him back (I suspect its Zuffa)Bloodstainlane SAID Zuffa ia responsible for the split between Shogun and Eduardo and that has been one of the most damaging things to Shogun's recent career

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12/4/13 5:15 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Yes, yes.Thank you anonymous internet guy.Not true, but please continue to be you.

CaughtItFromARua site profile image  

12/4/13 5:15 PM by CaughtItFromARua

You and me both.

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12/4/13 5:13 PM by teamquestnorth

This is a lock for te huna