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UFC Quick Quote: Mauricio 'Shogun Rua' vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou smack talk heats up


"I would love to fight that guy. I've tried to fight him ever since I fought in PRIDE and he's been ducking me. Shogun has been ducking me since the PRIDE days. Shogun's camp told me that to fight him, I had to fight Cyborg first. I told them I want to fight Shogun, not Cyborg, and then Pride went away and now he's in the UFC and he hasn't fought for a minute. I know he got injured for his last fight, but I think by the time I'm ready to fight again, hopefully he should be ready and will take the fight.... Good luck to him trying to get me to the ground. I got my ass kicked once on the ground so you think I just went home and didn't do anything on the ground? I spent hours and hours fighting off of my back."

-- Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou -- who briefly called out Mauricio "Shogun" Rua after he defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura this past weekend at UFC 84: "Ill Will -- sharpens the rhetoric in a recent interview with "The African Assassin" holds two decisive knockout wins over fellow Brazilians, Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, under the Pride FC banner. He apparently is eager for a third. Shogun, meanwhile, has his sights set on former light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, while he recovers from knee surgery.

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