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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua wants Chuck Liddell to wait to fight him

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“I respect him a lot as a fighter and I think he, besides being a warrior, is top of the category. I’ve been watching him since I started fighting. My fans can be sure I’ll be back at 100 percent. I’d like for him to wait and fight me at the end of the year. If I could choose who I’d fight on my return, it would be him, for sure, and I hope he accepts.”

Maurcio “Shogun” Rua — who is recovering from a bad knee injury that required surgery to repair — wants to next fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. Both 205-pound fighters were supposed to lock horns during the main event at UFC 85: “Bedlam” at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7. However, injuries to the fighters forced them both off the card. Liddell will more than likely be able to return to action much sooner than Rua because his injury was the less serious of the two (hamstring). Rua plans to return to training in three weeks.
http://mmamania.com/2008/05/15/mauricio-shogun-rua-wants-chuck-liddell-to-wait-to-fight-him/

Post #1   5/15/08 3:22:52PM   

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We can only hope this works out. This fight NEEDS to happen.

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wow Talk about a dream fight. god i hope this materializes.

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At one point I had Shogun #1 LHW, now with injuries he is in limbo. I find it hard to believe that football players lose a full year to recover, plus another year to get to top shape, and Shogun comes back in 3-4 months?

Seems Shogun is in Chuck's rearview mirror.

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I so need to see that fight. It would be greeat. I hope it works out.

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I hope this fight happens becouse i think it will be absolutely awesome. Both are good strikers, shogun having the better technique, chuck having better power, both have solid chins, and theres no way this fight goes to the ground. I think itl be a three round war with chuck coming away with a 3rd round ko, or possibly a spit decision either way. Ill be rooting for chuck, but if shoguns wins i wont be to upset becouse both guys are two of my favourite fighters, and hes got more chance of beating rampage in a rematch i really want to see.

Ive always been more excitied about this fight that chuck vs wandy, partly becouse i figured chuck would beat wandy without to much trouble and i figured a fight with shogun would be so much more fun.

EDIT - im also glad to see shoguns so optimistic about making a full comeback, alot of people where saying this injury could mess up or end his career, but he seems confident hes going to be back, which is the best possible thing for the fans, becouse hes always so exciting to watch.

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Chuck will pound on Shogun just like he did Wandy

lets see in stand up Chucks staight punches will land before Shoguns wild punches

Shogun cant take Chuck down will all know Chuck stands back up

Shoguns chance is with his kick ass leg Kicks learn fron Jardine use the kicks

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it should happen in september

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I could see them holding on to these guys until they fought each other. Can't wait for this to happen.

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i think if chuck has the choice he will wait hes a crowd pleaser as much as anyoine and he knows this is the fight we want.
as far as winners go its hard to predict who knows how well shogun will recover or chuks hammy for that matter. but i wanna see chuck win cuse he's a great guy not taking anything away from shogun. but like someone said above shogun maybe can beat the ufc rampage chuck not so much

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Definitely want to see this fight happen.

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100% Shogun can/will defeat anyone, just ask Rampage

Shogun wins this one easily

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Hope it happens.Though I think a 100% Shogun has a better chance than some might be giving him.
If this fight had happened 3 years ago, I would probably would have said Chuck.However,I question were Chuck is at in his career as well at the moment(as I do Shogun as well).I suspect he might have lost some of the KO power he is famous for,evident in his fights against Jardine and Silva.

I think it would be a great match though,and I hope it still happens!

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Posted by 89vision

100% Shogun can/will defeat anyone, just ask Rampage

Shogun wins this one easily



Uhh yeah 100% huh? Maybe before you ask Rampage you should talk to Forrest.....did you forget about that fight? And no B.S about how he was injured.

Now on this fight, I cant wait for it, I have also been wanting this one to happen for a couple years now. I think they are both awesome fighters and that either has a chance of winning but I gotta go with Liddell (and no not JUST because I'm a "nuthugger") I cant really see any place that this fight may go where Shogun has an advantage. I dont think there is any way in hell Shogun can take Liddell down and as far as striking goes I think that without the stomps that Liddell has a huge advantage there. I dont think Liddell has lost any knockout power I think all the Jardine and Silva fight proved was that Liddell is still a little weary about throwing bombs like he used to which IMO is a good thing after he got clocked by Rampage. All in all I think it opened his eyes a bit. With all that said Rua is a straight up badass and so is Liddell, I really hope this happens

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A healthy Shogun vs a focused and healthy Chuck would be a sweet fight. I would love for this to happen.

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