FanPost

UFC 128: Shogun Rua will use his strategy for Rashad Evans when he fights Jon Jones on March 19

Mauricio-shogun-rua_medium

Props: Fighters Only

Quoteworthy:

"Rashad got injured which is a shame but they are similar and I will continue to train with the same strategy, which is to focus on striking and wrestling. I think they are both tough fighters and the only difference is their body types. They are both tough guys, Rashad has one loss but other than that they are very similar."

Rashad Evans is out and Jon Jones is in -- not that it makes much difference to light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua, who defends his 205-pound strap against "Bones" at UFC 128 on March 19 in Newark. "Shogun" believes Evans and Jones, in addition to being training partners, are similiar fighters offensively and as such, he plans to stick with his original strategy for his trip to "The Garden State." Is this a rare tactical error by the Brazilian? Or the correct gameplan considering the short notice change? Opinions please.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker