Boxing Forum
Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Mixed Martial Arts Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2018, 11:33 PM #1
OctoberRed OctoberRed is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Age: 41
Posts: 8,655
Quoted: 3321 Post(s)
Rep Power: 74
OctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Long Overdue. For your contribution to NSB. - 1hourRun I concur - jazluvr 
Default ‘Shogun’ Rua believes he deserves shot at Daniel Cormier after Anthony Smith fight

Mauricio Rua is no longer fighting the No. 2 light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir next at UFC Hamburg, but could still be one fight away from a shot at the belt.

The former 205-pound champion headlines the UFC Fight Night event in Germany on July 22 against Anthony Smith, who stepped up on to replace Oezdemir on less than a month’s notice.

“Shogun” admits that facing a guy that is not ranked in the top 15 could affect his title aspirations, but told MMA Fighting he still thinks he will be “one step closer to fighting for the belt if I beat Anthony.”

Daniel Cormier, who currently holds the UFC light heavyweight belt, also became the heavyweight championship with a stunning first-round knockout over Stipe Miocic at last Saturday’s UFC 226 in Las Vegas, and said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show that he would like to face a “legend” like Rua next.

“Shogun” agrees, and is even down for a quick turnaround in November, like Cormier said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

”I think Cormier is a great athlete, a compete fighter,” Rua told MMA Fighting. “Winning this fight I absolutely deserve this chance because of my history and my career in MMA.”

The Brazilian veteran does not think Cormier will retire when he turns 40 in March like he has said many times — “he’s probably making a lot [of money] as a champion to stop now,” Rua laughs —, and wasn’t surprised by how quickly the light heavyweight king was able to stop Miocic in Las Vegas.

”It was no surprise to me,” “Shogun” said. “Cormier is used to fighting big guys at heavyweight and beat Miocic decisively. I had no favorites in this fight, anyone could win.”

Holding the light heavyweight and heavyweight belts simultaneously in the UFC will likely put Cormier up in many people’s “greatest of all times” lists, and Rua thinks he has cracked into the top 5.


”He’s under Anderson (Silva), Wanderlei (Silva), Fedor (Emelianenko), some guys that have done more than him so far,” Rua said, “but I think he’s not that old and can still do a lot more.”

If Rua really does get a chance against to challenge Cormier for the belt later this year, he expects a rough time getting prepared to face such a complete fighter inside the Octagon.

”It’s tough because he’s well-rounded, is good standing and on the ground, has one of the best wrestling in the UFC,” Rua said. “It’s tough because you have to train everything for him. It’s a big challenge, but you become a target when you have the belt because that’s what everyone dreams with.

“But I’m actually not thinking about the belt now because I have a good opponent ahead of me and I can’t think about it. The belt is my dream, of course, but I have to go step by step. I know that I will be closer if I win this fight.”

All Rua thinks about now is defeating Smith. He’s upset that Oezdemir was forced out of the fight for a second time in months, but celebrates that someone like Smith has agreed to face him on short notice.

“We have to always be ready for any situation,” Rua said. “The styles match up well because I was training for a striker for five months and Anthony is a striker as well, so it wasn’t a terrible change.

”I’m working hard on my muay thai so I’m not surprised by him because he’s good on the feet, but I also know that his ground game is not that efficient. It’s a MMA fight. If he gives me an opening I will take him down and work there.”
OctoberRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Old 07-14-2018, 05:12 AM #2
Willy Wanker Willy Wanker is online now
TDT All day
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chasing greatness
Age: 72
Posts: 13,105
Quoted: 5486 Post(s)
Rep Power: 59
Willy Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond reputeWilly Wanker has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 100,009,007,249.45
Bank: 161,985,736,467,361,545,846,784.00
Total Points: 161,985,736,467,461,571,608,576.00
No Message - Willy Wanker No Message - Willy Wanker No Message - Willy Wanker here's another one to help the cause - -jose- lol - -jose- 
Merry Christmas - TBear Lounge ATG - Mike D From Brandi with Love! - BoxingFan85 Just because. - DionysusX my ni gga - STAX ON DECK 
Looking forward to the fight man ? Who you rooting for ? - ScottWeiland happy father's day (in the event your creampie was loaded, lol) - DionysusX The Autozone comment had me rolling. Haha. Cheers - anthonydavid11 Camacho avi :love: that's one sexy Rican - -jose- Lana was sent from above - Santa_ 
-jose- aka Colonel Culo Snatcher :lol1::lol1: - -jose- alt account and serial racist member. - Shaolin Sword WAR COTTO! one last time :beerchug: - -jose- Love your funny posts - 1bad65 In the floor laughing... - Tony Trick-Pony 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Default

I'm surprised Shogun isn't fighting for Bellator yet.
Willy Wanker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 01:22 AM #3
OctoberRed OctoberRed is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Age: 41
Posts: 8,655
Quoted: 3321 Post(s)
Rep Power: 74
OctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Long Overdue. For your contribution to NSB. - 1hourRun I concur - jazluvr 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willy Wanker View Post
I'm surprised Shogun isn't fighting for Bellator yet.
Likely after this fight he will be.
OctoberRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 07:19 AM #4
Anthony342 Anthony342 is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 6,070
Quoted: 1317 Post(s)
Rep Power: 22
Anthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond reputeAnthony342 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 100,000,120,115,283,184.00
Bank: 406,636,166,264.11
Total Points: 100,000,526,751,449,472.00
Good Poster with an open mind. - Barnburner Merry Christmas Anthony! keep on postin - The Surgeon For always keeping your cool and objectivity - BKM-2010 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OctoberRed View Post
Likely after this fight he will be.
Yeah, even though he should be retired by now.
Anthony342 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 09:33 PM #5
$Bullsfam$ $Bullsfam$ is online now
GUCCI
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hairy Cooch
Age: 25
Posts: 11,155
Quoted: 635 Post(s)
Rep Power: 32
$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 3,000,000,000,159,869.50
Bank: 233,152,475,260,263,424.00
Total Points: 236,152,475,260,423,296.00
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
Happy Birthday :) - Bossy wut up nate!! - Mike D Happy thanksgiving. - HughJass Retard - Weltschmerz this idiot deserves a kick - Freedom. 
Hepatitis C - Spray_resistant Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - -jose- Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - -jose- AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - !a! Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - !a! 
Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - !a! 
Default

Already looking past him. Smells like an upset. I love Shogun but he needs to either hang em up or go to belabor and fight the other legends, really want Rampage vs Shogun 2 got dammit.
$Bullsfam$ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:05 PM #6
OctoberRed OctoberRed is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Age: 41
Posts: 8,655
Quoted: 3321 Post(s)
Rep Power: 74
OctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 6,000,000,000,502,382.00
Long Overdue. For your contribution to NSB. - 1hourRun I concur - jazluvr 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by $Bullsfam$ View Post
Already looking past him. Smells like an upset. I love Shogun but he needs to either hang em up or go to belabor and fight the other legends, really want Rampage vs Shogun 2 got dammit.
Shogun vs. Fedor
OctoberRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 04:22 PM #7
$Bullsfam$ $Bullsfam$ is online now
GUCCI
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hairy Cooch
Age: 25
Posts: 11,155
Quoted: 635 Post(s)
Rep Power: 32
$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute$Bullsfam$ has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 3,000,000,000,159,869.50
Bank: 233,152,475,260,263,424.00
Total Points: 236,152,475,260,423,296.00
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
Happy Birthday :) - Bossy wut up nate!! - Mike D Happy thanksgiving. - HughJass Retard - Weltschmerz this idiot deserves a kick - Freedom. 
Hepatitis C - Spray_resistant Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - -jose- Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - -jose- AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - !a! Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - !a! 
Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - !a! 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OctoberRed View Post
Shogun vs. Fedor
That would of been nuts in 06-08 too before Fedor fell off. That's one thing I miss a about pride. Yeah some freak shows are a joke, but we would of never seen Wandy vs Cro Cop, Wandy vs Hunt without the grand prix
$Bullsfam$ is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Tags
anthony, believes, cormier, daniel, deserves, fight, shot, smith, ‘shogun’

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.