‘Shogun’ Rua targets March return against ‘Rampage’ Jackson

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    Mauricio Rua defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a long-awaited rematch at UFC 190, and he’s targeting another rematch with a different PRIDE veteran.

    "Shogun" returned to the win column in a thrilling bout with "Minotouro" on Aug. 1, and now hopes to meet Quinton Jackson in the first quarter of 2015. Rua, who shocked the world in 2005 with a first-round knockout over "Rampage" in PRIDE, is down to fighting the fellow ex-UFC light heavyweight champion.

    "I respect Rampage a lot, we always talk when we meet, but this is a fight that we both want," Rua told MMAFighting.com. "The UFC wants it, fans want it as well. It’s inevitable. I just hope he’s free of his issues with Bellator. It would be nice to fight him again."

    Rua and Jackson have gone different ways since fighting in Japan, but both ended up winning the 205-pound championship eventually. After a recent three-fight run in Bellator, "Rampage" returned to the UFC and beat Fabio Maldonado, while Rua went 4-5 since losing the UFC belt to Jon Jones in 2011.

    "It’s been more than 10 years since that fight. His boxing is really great, as it already was in the past, so it’s going to be a tough fight," "Shogun" said of "Rampage". "Boxing is Rampage’s best weapon. He has a great boxing, with good uppercuts and hooks. He said multiple times he was hurt going into that fight, so he will have the chance to prove otherwise."

    But even though Jackson is coming off four straight wins, "Shogun" says it doesn’t mean much.


    ‘Shogun’ Rua targets March return against ‘Rampage’ Jackson - MMA Fighting
     
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    This would be great if they can make it happen, given he was tweeting yesterday about the UFC stopping him retiring I hope they've stepped in on the legal side to get Rampage sorted out and eligible to fight again.

    Happy to watch more Shogun fights as long as he sticks with Cordeiro!
     
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    I'm picking Shogun if this happens.
     
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    But isn't Rampage back in Bellator?
     
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    Rampage use to be one of my favorites..but like most wrestlers he fell in love with striking and never slams ppl anymore
     
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    Oh shit! Shogun to Bellator to fight Rampage?!
     
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    Shogun is ducking Rampage by staying in the UFC
     
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