Thursday, October 22, 2009
Trainer: Rua Is Training To Be "The Shogun"
Judging by this video, Mauricio Rua (18-3) is pretty fit and well-prepared for his title fight with Lyoto Machida (15-0) at UFC 104 (Oct. 24th). That wasn't a given, either, as "Shogun" has had multiple knee surgeries in the last two years. He also gassed pretty badly in his first two UFC fights, against Forrest Griffin (16-6) and Mark Coleman (16-9). PRIDE fans have been saying for years that a fit "Shogun" is the best light heavyweight in the world-- we'll finally know for sure this Saturday.