Shogun Rua wants to avenge loss to Jon Jones

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua used an impressive first round knockout over Forrest Griffin at UFC 134 to get back on the winning track. Rua had lost his previous fight, relinquishing the UFC Light Heavyweight title to Jon Jones at UFC 128.

Rua has never lost two fights in a row. In fact, after each of his five career losses he has come back to stop his next opponent via a knockout. Another item to consider is that the win over Griffin was a rematch victory, a fact that wasn’t lost on Rua himself, “I’ve only had five losses,” Rua said in his native Portuguese. “I’ve managed to avenge all of them except Jon Jones and [Renato 'Babalu' Sobral]. ‘Babalu’ is my friend, and he’s on my team, so I wouldn’t think of doing that. The only guy left then is Jon Jones.“- For more check out MMAJunkie.com.

Jones is currently slated to defend his title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135.

Further Reading:  UFC 134 Results: Shogun Rua destroys Forrest Griffin


30 Comments

  1. Avatar of TheMMAfan

    TheMMAfan

    August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

    geddum

  2. Avatar of thealex

    thealex

    August 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

    if rampage doesnt, i hope shogun does i was very impressed on saturday

  3. Avatar of nur

    nur

    August 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

    okay… good luck!

  4. Avatar of HATEOCRACY

    HATEOCRACY

    August 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Don’t get it twisted Playboy. An old distracted Forrest is far from a young confidant Bones Jones, & I don’t think your fans is ready to see you get stumped out like a small fire again….Take your time

  5. Avatar of ChuteBoxeHero

    ChuteBoxeHero

    August 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    There you go Shogun!Let those bones fanboys know whats up!No doubt you can beat him.

  6. Avatar of 808scrappah

    808scrappah

    August 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Realistically I got Jones winning this fight the same way he won it the last. Trust me I really would like Rua to be champ again, but it is not going to take an aggressive striker or wrestler to beat Jones. The only guy in the 205 class, that could pose a threat to the champ is Lyoto Machida.
    Machida has the perfect style to pose a threat to Jones. He is very quick at avoiding takedowns and comes at you from different angles similar to Anderson Silva. I want to see how Jones can deal with the frustration that comes with fighting a very elusive fighter.

  7. Avatar of en09si

    en09si

    August 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Join the queue bro

  8. Avatar of whitey

    whitey

    August 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Going to be a bit before Shogun gets another shot. As we’ve found out Dana is cool with giving rematches if the first fight was close but their fight was not. If the first fight isn’t close he will likely be waiting a while (see John Fitch)

  9. Avatar of MAMBA24ILL

    MAMBA24ILL

    August 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    He must not have watched the fight against Jones yet. Bones was too much for him.

  10. Avatar of HATEOCRACY

    HATEOCRACY

    August 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    RIIIGGHHTT, hey Chute ain’t you the cat that said Okami was going to beat Silva?
    People need to stop thinking with there heart & go with the fu**ing facts

  11. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    August 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I thought Rua looked off of his game in the first fight but I picked Jones to win then and I still think Jones wins. Rua has notoriously bad take down defense. He usually does okay against wrestlers due to his BJJ and ability to get back up quickly but that isn’t going to cut it against Jones. He is back in the mix. Give him Rashad or the winner of Machida V Davis for the number one slot.

  12. Avatar of nickp44

    nickp44

    August 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah I agree. It’s great that Shogun is healthy and ambitious, but he’s not back in that picture yet, and I can’t see a rematch ending differently.

    It’s a bummer Forrest was so distracted (I wouldn’t say old though). Aside from his new baby, he seems kinda bored with fighting.

  13. Avatar of DR3W

    DR3W

    August 30, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Certain styles make match ups. I have been saying the whole time Lyoto Machida has the best chance at 205 to beat Jones.

  14. Avatar of Lonnie Batt

    Lonnie Batt

    August 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Man Shogun got deestroyed by jones and that does not warrant a re match and the only way Jones should have to fight him again is if he works his way back up to the #1 contender spot again, and In my opinion he will get smashed again,,, Shogun Jon Jones is one guy that You are not going to be able to beat,, you do not match up very well with this kid…….at all!!!

  15. Avatar of Lonnie Batt

    Lonnie Batt

    August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    yep you right

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    Lonnie Batt

    August 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    dud you are smoking some killer shit dude, Jones will smash him again, shogun can not and will not be able to overcome Jones size and his lenght and that goes for alot of other LTHW’s including Rampage,, watch what happens when they fight….

  17. Avatar of Lonnie Batt

    Lonnie Batt

    August 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    yep Forrest’s head was definantly somewhere else for this fight…. he even looked so slow, I was shocked with his performance……

  18. Avatar of DKMcGrath

    DKMcGrath

    August 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Shogun will have to train his cardio alot higher and be able keep a sprint pace for that w.

  19. Avatar of HunterB

    HunterB

    August 31, 2011 at 12:05 am

    with all due respect to that, i also thought Okami was going to beat Silva…. i was proved terribly wrong, and it makes me second guess that i believe Sonnen would win in a rematch. Silva is unbeatable when he comes in with that ferocity.

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    michaelchimique

    August 31, 2011 at 1:06 am

    i’m just waiting for the post fight interview with rampage saying I GOT MY BELT BACK!!!!

  21. Avatar of thexperience1

    thexperience1

    August 31, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I got Rampage taking the belt… so Bones/Shogun rematch doesn’t seem too far fetched in my book… IMO !!

  22. Avatar of Kevin

    Kevin

    August 31, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Agree 100%.

    Either that or Silva moves up a weight division

  23. Avatar of phacemon

    phacemon

    August 31, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Didn’t Shogun say he was going to win the 1st time? I like him and enjoy watching him beat people up…However, I don’t see him avenging that loss. I look forward to his next fight though. Hopefully against somebody he hasn’t fought yet. I’d say Rampage, but I think both Rampage and Jones should be pretty beat up after their next fight…I think.

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    Dabs

    September 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I could see Rashad beating Jones too because of his speed and knowledge of the Champ…

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    Dabs

    September 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I could see Rashad beating Jones too because of his speed and knowledge of the Champ…

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    Dabs

    September 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I could see Rashad beating Jones too because of his speed and knowledge of the Champ…

  27. Avatar of lopresti1

    lopresti1

    September 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    to tell u the truth i dont like when people start calling for title shots after one win after losing the title. I think Shogun needs at least one more win before he can challenge jones again. I think he should fight Alexander Gustafsson. I know some people might not know him, but he has been on a tear lately in the ufc with like 3 wins in a row and he’s been looking awesome since he’s been training at Alliance.
    However i also dont think alexander shuld get a shot even if he beats shogun(unless its in very convincing fashion) because jones would destroy him at this point. Another two wins and i think he deserves a shot.

  28. Avatar of lopresti1

    lopresti1

    September 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    *shouldn’t

  29. Avatar of gm1

    gm1

    September 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Shogun can win all he wants…
    These are the realities…can Shogun win? possibly…. there is always a possibility… However it is very doubtfull… We are not talking Machida, Rampage or anyone else. We are talking about someone who beat shogun in every aspect. Dominated Shogun, threw him around, out punched him, kicked him. Shougun just got his ass kicked. Outclassed. …Shogun isnt going to re-invent a new style to better himself….Shogun was one of the best in this weight class and he got punked by Jones….Im putting the house on Jones….

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