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Shogun Rua wants to avenge ‘sad’ knockout loss to Ovince Saint Preux

MMA: UFC 190-Rua vs Nogueira Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua, is waiting for the promotion to deliver his next assignment after scratching and clawing his way back into the top five of the division.

But don’t expect him to be calling for a 205-pound title shot.

Instead, Rua wants to avenge his brutal knockout loss to Ovince Saint Preux, which took place at the UFC Fight Night 56 mixed martial arts (MMA) event back in late 2014 (more on that here).

"I have no one in mind, but I have a tough defeat against Ovince Saint Preux,” the Brazilian told “I think he's a good guy, deserves all my respect. I was just very sad, so I would like to have a rematch with him in the near future.”

It’s not an outrageous request.

Since they last met, Rua (25-10) went 3-0 and recently took Gian Villante to the woodshed at UFC Fight Night 106. Saint Preux (20-10), meanwhile, dropped four of his last seven and fell to No. 8 in the rankings.

This light heavyweight rematch doing anything for ya’?

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