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Shogun Rua: Training For The Belt

BadBoy gives us a look inside Shogun’s training camp in Brazil. Sherdog has pictures from his UFC 104 open workout.

Shogun Rua UFC 104 Open Workout

Shogun says expect the version of him we’ve ever seen on Saturday.

“Lyoto comes from that karate background and has translated his karate into a style which works very well in MMA. It is a rare style, but there are things he does which I have seen before. Even in my last fight, Chuck Liddell was a counter puncher like Lyoto so there are aspects of what he does which aren’t so different. Eventually, his style will be solved and I believe I will be the one to solve it.”

“The UFC will see the best Shogun on Saturday. Not the best since PRIDE, but the best ever. Professionally and personally, I am at my peak now, this is the best time of my life. I’ve got much more experience than I had when I was in PRIDE,” he stated.

“The knee injuries [last year], two surgeries back to back, were a dark time in my life. There were times when it was very bad for me, especially when I had another surgery right as I wanted to start training again. But things happen in life and you have to come through them stronger.

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