“Another battle and another Lyoto. Everything is new, the focus, the strategy ... it's my big dream. I'll concentrate and go and fight with even more desire. I´ll be even hungrier this time – to conquer a UFC belt has always been my dream. Lyoto is different to other athletes … We recruited some karatekas from Curitiba, who helped me a lot. I have [Andre] Dida, Marcelinho and Tuba to help me with the tactical stuff. Marcelinho watched Lyoto's fights like 15 times, we joked that he became Lyoto."
Mauricio Rua talks to FightersOnly about his rematch with Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of the most controversial chapters of MMA title history will (hopefully) come to a close after a controversial ending to their five-round war at UFC 104 last October. "The Dragon" took home the unanimous decision (and the belt); however, “Shogun” also earned a bonus for his performance, recognized by Dana White as the winner for that contest. Will things be different the second time around?