Mauricio “Shogun” Rua feels like a third fight with Lyoto Machida would be perfect, as long as it comes after a stint on The Ultimate Fighter as coaches. With the UFC branching out to international versions of the show, the two would make for prime candidates for another Brazilian show.
Rua and Machida currently each hold a win over the other, with Rua’s win earning him the UFC light heavyweight title. In a recent interview with Portal Do Vale Tudo, Rua discussed his future plans.
Of course it is my desire to do a TUF, which is a program where people see everything that passes for the fighter. Lyoto would make it even more interesting, is a top category, and consider how good this third fight will sell.
Currently, future plans for another Brazilian season of The Ultimate Fighter are unknown, but as successful as this one has been, the idea that they would do another seem likely. With top names like Rua and Machida involved, the ratings could be even better.