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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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Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida: Head to Toe Breakdown

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : Bleacher Report - MMA (3 years ago)

Lyoto Machida effectively earned himself a title shot by taking out Ryan Bader in the second round. Dana White let it be known that Machida was the more impressive victor following the fights, and now Machida will watch as Jon Jones... Read Post

Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida React to Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera Title Shot

Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : Bleacher Report - MMA (3 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 (3 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


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