Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

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

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

FastKnockout

$ Impin' Ain't Easy $

FastKnockout Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,838
Career:1,762-985
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,678
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.

LINK

Post #1   2/29/12 1:45:17PM   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,778
Career:2,296-1,214
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,257

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #2   2/29/12 1:48:42PM   

TeamDEY

Belt Contender

TeamDEY Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:803
Career:152-124
Joined:Feb 2011
Chips:
145
I don't see a point... Shogun would smash Rampage.

Post #3   2/29/12 2:05:24PM   

airkerma

KE Released in MAtter

airkerma Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,787
Career:1,040-604
Joined:Jan 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,103

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.

_______________________________________

Post #4   2/29/12 2:13:22PM   

RhythmAndStyle

MMA Sensei

RhythmAndStyle Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,665
Career:2,369-1,414
Joined:Jan 2008
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
171
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   

danclarke1992

Standup Guy

danclarke1992 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:489
Career:1,185-739
Joined:Oct 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
44
I'd love to see this fight

Post #6   2/29/12 2:39:03PM   

ghandikush

MMA Sensei

ghandikush Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,376
Career:118-71
Joined:Jul 2011
Chips:
213

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.

Post #7   2/29/12 2:40:28PM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,562
Career:2,016-1,193
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,521
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.

_______________________________________

Post #8   2/29/12 3:15:32PM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,300
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,053
Leg kick Leg Kick Leg kick

Post #9   2/29/12 4:10:23PM   

Budgellism

Randy

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,802
Career:2,809-1,609
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,793
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.

_______________________________________

Post #10   2/29/12 4:27:53PM   

sbulldavid

Heavyweight Champ

sbulldavid Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,623
Career:1,419-833
Joined:Mar 2008
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
368
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   

bjj1605

Heavyweight Champ

bjj1605 Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,212
Career:1,533-897
Joined:Oct 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
680
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   

Boo_Radley21

Heavyweight Champ

Boo_Radley21 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,035
Career:605-425
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
465
Oh man I wanna see this fight. And then I wanna see Rampage fight Hendo again

Post #13   2/29/12 5:31:42PM   

DrivenDavies15

MMA Sensei

DrivenDavies15 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,604
Career:1,438-812
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
608
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   

tallica62

MMA Sensei

tallica62 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,066
Career:1,991-1,229
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Playground Bullies
Chips:
153
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

Post #15   2/29/12 7:54:46PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2