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After "dark days" of career, UFC 104's Shogun Rua doesn't care what you think

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LOS ANGELES – For a man who not too long ago was widely considered the best light heavyweight fighter in the world, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (18-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn't being given much of a chance in his UFC title bout with current champ Lyoto Machida (15-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC).

But as the all-Brazilian main event of Saturday's "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" pay-per-view card nears, Rua has a simple message for those who may doubt him: Don't believe the hype.

"I don't care really about the criticism and all that talk," Rua told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through his manager, Eduardo Alonso. "Whatever people want to say, they're entitled to their opinions. It's a matter of me taking care of what I say and what I do and showing my work."

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Post #1   10/22/09 3:03:45PM   

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I believe in you Shogun

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Post #2   10/22/09 3:05:52PM   

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I love Shogun, man! Healthy he's without doubt a top 3 LHW, but his fighting style doesn't play to well against arguably the best counter striker in the business.
Shogun is a legit threat to Machida and I believe his biggest test to date especially if he's fully recovered from his surgeries. The winner of this I personally think is the best LHW in the world hands down.

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I wouldn't care what people think either if I were Shogun

Post #4   10/22/09 4:39:31PM   

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I cant get to the link...its too close to your accolades.

Post #5   10/22/09 5:01:44PM   

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nevermind im an idiot. as soon as i post that i try it again and it works

Post #6   10/22/09 5:02:42PM   

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I'm picking Machida, but I'm definitely rooting for Shogun to win. One of my favourite fighters, and I always said all he needed was his cardio back. Even if he is in top form he's going to have a tough fight with Machida though.

Post #7   10/23/09 3:45:16AM