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Dana White Explains Why Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Didn't Get the Title Shot

One of the biggest stories coming out of UFC on FOX 4 is that Lyoto Machida will receive the next shot at the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson. The shot was dependent on an impressive win, and his knockout of Ryan Bader definitely met those criteria. There were still some questions as to why Dana White and Joe Silva decided to award the shot to Machida instead of Rua, who picked up an equally impressive knockout over Brandon Vera in the main event.
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Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida React to Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera Title Shot

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : Bleacher Report - MMA (2 years ago)

There were contrasting reactions from Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida when reports filtered through that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera are now within striking distance of a shot at the 205-pound crown come UFC on FOX 4. Machida... Read Post

Dana White: 'Shogun' Rua has not been terrorizing me for a shot at UFC champ Jon Jones

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : MMAjunkie (2 years ago)

LOS ANGELES - If you're looking for a single word to describe why Dana White elected to give a title shot to Lyoto Machida rather than Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, the UFC president is happy to give it o you: desire. While both Rua and Ma... Read Post

Dana White: Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida or Ryan Bader could earn 205-pound title shot at UFC on FOX 4

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : MMAmania (2 years ago)

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is able to successfully defend his 205-pound title against Dan Henderson at the UFC 151 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 1, 2012 from the Mandalay Bay Eve... Read Post


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