clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UFC Quick Quote: Shogun Rua working towards beating Jon Jones in rematch

New, comments
MONTREAL- MAY 8: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (L) looks at Lyoto Machida in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
MONTREAL- MAY 8: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (L) looks at Lyoto Machida in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Getty Images

"That's the fight I want. I want my title back. I think he is much easier to study Jon Jones now... last time the guy was a brand new style in the UFC. Now we've seen him fight other guys and have more information what he's going to do in the Octagon. I am working towards beating him in a rematch."

-- Well, that's one angle to take. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua tells fans in a chat at Yahoo! Sports that the fight he wants is a rematch against current division titleholder Jon Jones, who viciously beat "Shogun" down to take the belt at UFC 128 back in March 2011. Since then, the Brazilian banger has been busting hump to get one more crack at "Bones," having knocked out Forrest Griffin and lost a super close decision to Dan Henderson in one of the greatest fights of all time. Now, if he can impressively take care of business against Brandon Vera at UFC on Fox 4 this coming Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, he may very well get the rematch he's been working towards. This time, though, Rua has far more tape to study and all the information he needs to defeat the seemingly invincible champion. Anyone think "Shogun" would win in a rematch?