In a recent interview after his win over Lyoto Machida, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua commented on his success this time around. This came in UFC 113 and after the first matchup where most people gave him credit for winning anyway although the judges saw it differently.
“I think now I’m a different fighter than I was back then,” Rua said. “I think now I train much more based on my opponent because I think this is the evolution of MMA nowadays.”
When asked who may be next for him, he commented, “The only guy I wouldn’t fight is Wanderlei Silva because he’s a great friend of mine. Other than that, whoever the show wants me to fight, I’ll fight. I’m a professional fighter, so I don’t care.” Many suspect the matchup will be between Rua and the winner of the upcoming bout between Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson.