Shogun happy to win any way that works

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC 139 was the best fight of 2011, some say ever.

Shogun, who won the final two rounds but lost the first three, does not dwell on it.

“I get very happy to know that my fight with him is going down in the history books, written as one of the best ever,” said Rua to MMAJunkie through a translator. “It’s a rewarding feeling. but I don’t really think of it any other way. It’s just satisfying to know that we did something that people acknowledge and that was great, But we have to move on.”

The pair rematch this Sunday at UFC Fight Night 38 at Ginasio Nelio Dias, which airs in the US at 5 p.m. ET, on FOX Sports 1.

Henderson, who has lost his last three is a row, said he will not be altering his style to try to edge out a win. For his part, Rua says he will take the win any way he can get it.

“It’s a different fight,” said Rua. “Obviously, I have big respect for Dan Henderson. He’s a guy that hits hard and can do some damage. You’ve got to respect him. But I’m happy to have this chance because … I like challenges.”

“Any way that I can come out with a win, I’m happy. Obviously, if I can win a fight that also pleases the fans, I’m even happier. But I’ll take the win any way I can get it.”

So what do you think UG? How does the fight end? Free blue name to who ever gets closest.