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UFC Light Heavy Weight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was originally scheduled to face Rashad Evans at UFC 128, but that was before Rashad suffered a knee injury while training for the title bout. Now, Rashad will be sitting on the sidelines watching his teammate Jon Jones attempt to take the title on March 19 in Newark , NJ.

Post #1   3/17/11 1:26:02PM   

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I got love for Shogun. I like Jon Jones but i think Shogun takes this. WAR SHOGUN

Post #2   3/17/11 3:01:26PM   

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Posted by teddythetuna

I got love for Shogun. I like Jon Jones but i think Shogun takes this. WAR SHOGUN






I really like Jon Jones but if Shogun comes to fight it could be a quick stop to the Bones train.

Post #3   3/17/11 8:34:51PM   

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"he’ll be a superstar for the UFC for decades to come."


anybody else think this was a strange sentence? many years to come, sure...but decades? randy han't even been a ufc star for "decades" - he's working toward his 2nd decade so i guess you can offically say "decades" after the 20 year mark but when i say decades i'm usually meanig several not a couple.

i don't know why that sentence bugged me so much. i'm a huge jones fan but i don't care who wins. i'm hoping for a great fight and looking to see jones tested in ways he hasn't yet been tested.

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i got more than love for Shogun..i got FAITH!..

Post #5   3/18/11 1:44:34AM   

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It's good to see Shogun taking this how he is;being the underdog has got him motivated.I expect to see fireworks and a good display of mma from both fighters.

Post #6   3/18/11 7:17:28AM   

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Jones is awesome no doubt, but too many times we've seen a young guy who's dominating in his first title shot and lose to the champ. Shogun has some different challenges for Jones to figure out too compared to his last few opponents. This one's a toss-up but I'm leaning towards Shogun by a TKO in the third.

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Posted by MaxOne

"he’ll be a superstar for the UFC for decades to come."


anybody else think this was a strange sentence? many years to come, sure...but decades? randy han't even been a ufc star for "decades" - he's working toward his 2nd decade so i guess you can offically say "decades" after the 20 year mark but when i say decades i'm usually meanig several not a couple.

i don't know why that sentence bugged me so much. i'm a huge jones fan but i don't care who wins. i'm hoping for a great fight and looking to see jones tested in ways he hasn't yet been tested.


I agree, its a messed up statement. However Randy started his mma career at 33 i believe, Jones is still very young.

Post #8   3/18/11 12:16:29PM   

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I think it takes someone like jones to stop jones. That would be shogun, he's a little older now, but shogun was just like jones when he started out in pride. Wild, effective, unpredictable and overall totally dominate. I dont think shogun will be caught off guard by anything jones has.

Post #9   3/18/11 12:36:25PM   

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I dont think its so much "no love" for shogun, but styles make fights and I think Jones is a horrible one for Rua. Just like Rua was for Lyoto.

Huge reach, good wrestling, and an extended lay off for Rua, hard not to pick Bones imo.

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I agree with Franklin. I too love Shogun, but the layoff and the knee surgey I feel is the wild card for Shogun. At the same time, Jones only had a 6 week turn around from his fight with Bader. This fight is a toss up for me but I would give the slight advantage to Jones.
If anyone were to beat Jones besides Shogun, my money is on Machida (granted he starts winning again).

Post #11   3/18/11 1:15:34PM