UFC on FOX 4's Vera doesn't care why 'Shogun' chose him to fight

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prophecy033
6/30/12 3:11:45PM
Brandon Vera (12-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) gets goose bumps every time he thinks about fighting Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (20-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 4.

Just the thought of fighting an MMA icon offsets the knowledge that Rua picked him as perhaps an easier opponent.

"I don't give a damn what his reasons are or what happened or how this came about," Vera told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Rua turned down Glover Teixeira when Thiago Silva re-injured his back and was forced to withdraw from their fight at UFC 149. A pink slip was threatened for the former champ, whose pass on the Teixeira fight was aired to the public. Rua countered that Vera's name was more valuable to his career.

Cynics would translate that to mean Vera is an easier fight for Rua than Teixeira, who blasted Kyle Kingsbury in his recent octagon debut. Vera has been around long enough to make that connection, and he's certainly familiar with the disappointment of fans who saw him go from top heavyweight contender to endangered light heavyweight.

The whys just don't matter to him at this point, he said. He's got the fight, and the fans and Glover Teixeira do not.

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Budgellism
6/30/12 3:45:04PM
I see this happening

sbulldavid
6/30/12 4:00:22PM
That is the greatest gif ever look how Shogun and Overeem are infinite in the picture, because of the screen in the background
SmileR
6/30/12 4:11:15PM
I suppose its a good attitude to have. . .
frizzzlecake
6/30/12 5:26:35PM
He picked you because he knows he can play whack a mole with your face Vera.
prophecy033
6/30/12 5:50:57PM
If i was Vera i wouldn't care either. With Shogun agreeing to fight him, he not only gets to fight in the Main-Event and im sure he gets a little bump in pay
Chael_Sonnen
7/1/12 2:01:22AM
*Raises hand*

I know why he choose you Brandon.......apparently Shogun has come down with the same cold, I mean coward behavior that anDEE always has....it is contagious, spreading like wild fire in Brazil.

What's next for Shogun, paintball
MMAcca
7/1/12 2:46:56AM
Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?
Chael_Sonnen
7/1/12 2:55:31AM

Posted by MMAcca

Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?



'The Truth' via bloody TKO....Sho-pistol will get outclassed.
ghandikush
7/1/12 11:26:17AM

Posted by MMAcca

Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?



Vera on his best day could easily decision Shogun, Vera on his typical worn out hungerless performances would get beaten to a pulp because Shogun just doesnt come in mediocre ever.
MMAcca
7/1/12 11:47:45AM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by MMAcca

Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?



Vera on his best day could easily decision Shogun, Vera on his typical worn out hungerless performances would get beaten to a pulp because Shogun just doesnt come in mediocre ever.



Really?

Forrest Griffin..........
Chael_Sonnen
7/1/12 12:02:47PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by MMAcca

Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?



Vera on his best day could easily decision Shogun, Vera on his typical worn out hungerless performances would get beaten to a pulp because Shogun just doesnt come in mediocre ever.



Yeah, Sho-pistol looked great when his leg snapped like anDEE's I.Q. when trying to speak coherently without his karaoke lip-sync(er) Ed SOREarse.

Oh yeah, Sho-pistol looked even better in the rematch...what a great gas tank he has
ghandikush
7/2/12 4:09:27PM

Posted by MMAcca


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by MMAcca

Anybody think Vera has a shot ?

Just me......?



Vera on his best day could easily decision Shogun, Vera on his typical worn out hungerless performances would get beaten to a pulp because Shogun just doesnt come in mediocre ever.



Really?

Forrest Griffin..........



Wasnt coming in mediocre, we all know that was a combo of illness and bad knee. Its not quite like any performance hes had in his career.