Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Looking Forward To A Possible December Return
“My knee is very good, thanks to God. I was going to begin my hard train this week but I spoke to my doctor and he decides to make the exams this week. I have been doing Boxing and physical train, and I think next week I will return to the Jiu-Jitsu and gradually train more”
“I will train hard to face anyone. I had a defeat on my debut and I can’t choose my opponent. It is not settle yet, but I expect to return on December, it’s better for me”
After a hard defeat to Forrest Griffin at UFC 76, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua suffered a ruptured ACL while training for a fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 85. The knee injury will have kept him out the the cage for over a year, following his UFC debut.
With so much changes recently to the UFC light heavyweight division, Shogun will have to wait his turn as fighters sort things out in the top of division. A possible rematch with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would be a great fight to make, now that both fighters are coming off loses to Forrest Griffin.