"A lot of people are blowing Shogun’s fight with Mark Coleman out of proportion. He was coming off an injury and he gassed early on in his first fight back. He was still out of shape, probably didn’t go as hard as he should have in camp, but I don’t think that will be the case in this fight. I am expecting, counting on him, to show up in great shape ... That being said, I am going to execute Shogun Rua if he gasses in this fight..."
Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in an interview with MMA HQ downplays the poor performance turned in by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua against Mark Coleman at UFC 93 back in January. "Iceman" is preparing for the Shogun that terrorized the last days of PRIDE and expects a dominating win over Rua to propel him into one last run at championship glory, which all begins with their 205-pound war at UFC 97: "Redemption" on April 18 in Montreal, Quebec.