Intervju med Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: - Jag och Quinton "Rampage" Jackson kommer att mötas innan vi pensionerar oss

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Den brasilianske före detta UFC-mästaren Mauricio "Shogun" Rua säger i en intervju med mmasidan att han kommer att möta Quinton "Rampage" Jackson innan båda pensionerar sig från sporten, se ett utdrag från intervjun här nedan.

What’s next? They’ve talked about Phil Davis and Rampage Jackson…

I guess it could be one of these guys. I don’t discard Ryan Bader nor Rampage, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin… I guess there are many guys I could fight. Actually, soon I’ll know more about it and I’ll keep you posted. I’m sure I’ll train focused on my opponent and he’s going to be a hard one.

Rampage was defeated last Saturday (25th) at UFC Japan. Did you want to fight there?

Absolutely. It was in Japan where I appeared to the world. I missed it there. I like the Japanese people, I really like Japan.

So, talking about the old days. Would you like to rematch Rampage?

Absolutely. The fight against Rampage will happen eventually. It’s inevitable and UFC knows it. He won’t retire before fighting me and neither am I.

Were you surprised by his performance against Ryan Bader?

It’s hard to tell because we don’t know what happens to each and every fighter. I don’t know if he got injured, if he was not feeling ok… It’s hard to know, but Rampage is very professional and deserves to be respected.

Do you want to fight on the next edition of UFC in Brazil, in June?

Of couse I want to fight at UFC Sao Paulo.

In April there will be a title fight between Jon Jones and Rashad. Do you have any thoughts about it?

I guess Jon Jones is the one to be defeated, he’s been pushing everyone on the division and I see him as the favorite, but I really respect Rashad.