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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Wants Rematch With Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua recently spoke with Brazilian news source Tatame to give an update about his MMA career. The discussion covered his current management situation as Shogun recently split with long time manager Eduardo Alonso. The split caught many people off guard as Alonso had been with Shogun for much of his career and by all accounts the two had a great relationship. Though the reason for the split is still a bit of a mystery, an overwhelming factor was that Shogun would often have difficulty balancing training and dealing with media obligations.

What's next? They've talked about Phil Davis and Rampage Jackson...

I guess it could be one of these guys. I don't discard Ryan Bader nor Rampage, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin... I guess there are many guys I could fight. Actually, soon I'll know more about it and I'll keep you posted. I'm sure I'll train focused on my opponent and he's going to be a hard one.

So, talking about the old days.... Would you like to rematch Rampage?

Absolutely. The fight against Rampage will happen eventually. It's inevitable and UFC knows it. He won't retire before fighting me and neither am I (laughs).

Were you surprised by his performance against Ryan Bader?

It's hard to tell because we don't know what happens to each and every fighter. I don't know if he got injured, if he was not feeling ok... It's hard to know, but Rampage is very professional and deserves to be respected.

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Post #1   2/29/12 1:45:17PM   

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I don't see a point... Shogun would smash Rampage.

Post #3   2/29/12 2:05:24PM   

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Posted by TeamDEY

I don't see a point... Shogun would smash Rampage.


I think plenty of people were saying the same thing about Kimbo Slice and Seth P.

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Post #4   2/29/12 2:13:22PM   

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there has been talk of this for a while now..been hearin of this for the past month or so..

Post #5   2/29/12 2:24:09PM   

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I'd love to see this fight

Post #6   2/29/12 2:39:03PM   

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Posted by airkerma


Posted by TeamDEY

I don't see a point... Shogun would smash Rampage.


I think plenty of people were saying the same thing about Kimbo Slice and Seth P.



I didnt think so, and yes Rampage would die.

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Normally its the guy who lost that asks for the rematch, not the winner. At this point Rampage isn't gonna shock anyone with his gameplan and I haven't seen anything that suggests he can stop Shogun.

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Post #8   2/29/12 3:15:32PM   

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Post #9   2/29/12 4:10:23PM   

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It's one of the easier fights for him against a top 10 opponent. Of course he wants this rematch. I'd still love to see it though.

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Post #10   2/29/12 4:27:53PM   

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I'm not even sure if Shogun can throw a powerful kick anymore, he doesn't throw them anymore. I think it's time right now since they both are on a slide.

Post #11   2/29/12 4:38:17PM   

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Kinda weird to call out Rampage after a bad performance like that.

Even though Shogun lost a decision to Hendo, it was a great fight.

Maybe its more of a nostalgia thing?

Post #12   2/29/12 4:49:56PM   

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Oh man I wanna see this fight. And then I wanna see Rampage fight Hendo again

Post #13   2/29/12 5:31:42PM   

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I'd rather see Franlkin v Rampage but wouldn't be disappointed if they put this together. Makes sense for both guys right now

Post #14   2/29/12 7:06:51PM   

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easy to call Rampage out after you see how poopy and fat he was against Bader...Rampage of old is no more...the game has evolved too much and he has not evolved with it

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