UFC Quick Quote: Shogun Rua is preparing for war against Forrest Griffin

via www.cagetoday.com

"When he fought the first time with Forrest, he came from the (knee) surgery. He didn’t train a lot for the first fight. It’s no excuse, but now, what he’s going to do is different. He (doesn’t) have any injury. He’s ready for the fight. He going to offer Forrest one better fighter. Every day, I see a different Shogun. He (trains) with great motivation because he trains with his old partners for the fight. It’s important he trains with guys (with which) he has a good connection. I want to prepare his mind for war. The (training) partners help his body. I want to prepare his mind for war."

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua, three months removed from his April shellacking at the hands of Jon Jones, hopes to avenge a 2007 loss to Forrest Griffin and get back into the win column in the co-main event of UFC 134 on Aug. 27 in "Rio." Rafael Cordeiro, who returns to coach "Shogun" for the Brazilian homecoming, tells MMA Weekly the former PRIDE smashing machine is both physically and mentally sound and ready for war. But is this a battle he can win? Or will the original "Ultimate Fighter" play spoiler for the second time in Rua's career?

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