"He's a good fighter ... had a great career in Pride, and I'll be glad to show him again why UFC is better than Pride. I have the edge in the standup game and the wrestling game, too. His submission game is decent, but I don't think I'll have a problem with his submission game, either.... I didn't think I needed two wins in a row to get a title shot. But two fights definitely give me the credibility to get a title shot."
-- Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell tells BrawlSports.com that he has more ways to win against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in their upcoming bout at UFC 85 in June. However, with his win over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79: "Nemesis" back in December 2007, the "Iceman" feels he did enough to get a third crack at reigning 205-pound kingpin, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. That honor went to Forrest Griffin, who is currently filming season seven of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) as a coach alongside the champ.