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After fight-camp isolation, UFC 139's 'Shogun' gets long-awaited Henderson fight

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua knew a meeting with Dan Henderson was inevitable.

It's just taking place in a different organization, on a different continent, in a different fighting apparatus and with slightly different stakes.

Sure, Rua (20-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Henderson (28-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) aren't fighting for a PRIDE title, but Saturday's UFC 139 event will do just fine, he said.

When Henderson added the PRIDE middleweight (205-pound) championship to his trophy case in 2007, Rua figured he'd get first crack at the two-division champ. But PRIDE collapsed months later, and Rua and Henderson went on separate paths once they were brought into the UFC.

Rua has waited nearly five years for the long-awaited fight, but in the headliner of Saturday's UFC 139 pay-per-view event at San Jose, Calif.' HP Pavilion, it finally comes to fruition.

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Post #1   11/16/11 9:19:51PM   

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This will be a great fight.

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BJ Penn beat Frankie Edgar more times than Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar.

Post #2   11/16/11 11:38:16PM   

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it will be great as long as hendo wins.

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Post #3   11/17/11 2:58:52AM   

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Posted by tcunningham

it will be great as long as hendo wins.


Then I suggest you turn of the tv once this fight comes on

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Post #4   11/17/11 9:18:51AM