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Shogun Rua: No Bout With Chael Sonnen Due To Travel Issues

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will not be facing Chael Sonnen at UFC 161 later this month, according to the former UFC light heavyweight champion himself.

On a day when Sonnen, Rua’s manager and others chimed in with news regarding the fight, the man himself has come out via Twitter.

Rua, in the message, apologized to fans and stated his plans to return to the Octagon on the FOX Sports 1 debut card. Previously, Sonnen was announced as a host in the studio that day, but things could always be re-shuffled to feature him on the actual card instead.

Originally, Rua was to meet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but he fell victim to a training injury.

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