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Moving forward: Shogun Rua to start training in January for second battle with Lyoto Machida

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“I no longer think [about UFC 104] and can’t live from it anymore. I must only think on the next fight that’s going to be a battle. I was glad with my performance but not with the outcome. I wanted the win but this is past for me. Actually I don’t know what criteria was taken in account for that fight. I just know they (judges) used it in favor of Lyoto. [Machida] is a tough guy and I already expected a complicated fight against him. In fact, he has been fighting for over ten years, so that, I think it’s difficult for him to change something now. He has done what he does well along his whole life, so as it’s also hard for me to change my game.”

Almost two months after his unanimous decision loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 104, Mauricio Rua says he overcame the controversial outcome and is focused on their second encounter in 2010. "Shogun" intends to map out the campaign for the next fight starting in January, when he will sit down with his team to plan all the arrangements. Will history repeat itself? Or will Rua get the win many feel he should have gotten back in October?

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