Mauricio “Shogun” Rua reunited with Rafael Cordeiro, looking for revenge vs. Forrest Griffin

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has revealed that he’s back training with his old mentor from the Chute Boxe Academy, Rafael Cordiero ahead of his return to the octagon on August 27th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he will seek revenge over former opponent Forrset Griffin in a rematch

Rua, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“Actually I’m taking it easy, I’m recovering from it. I’ll go to the US to train, I’ve talked to Rafael (Cordeiro), and we’ll meet again. It’ll be fine. I want to become better and better. I’ve talked to my coaches, who had been there all along, and I decided I had to go. Curitiba is a good place for me because there’s where my family is, my house and all that stuff, but I don’t have a training plan set, and now it’s more important than the comfort I have when I’m at home, so I’ll go to Los Angeles to look for a better training. I’ll look for a better training for me.”

“My biggest motivation is that I’ll fight Forrest Griffin, who’s a top athlete, one of the bests. Of course I’ll be another fighter for this bout, I’ll do it all over again, that’s my dream. Now we talk to each other, we are colleges… But he’s a good fighter, he’s a big name on the division, a strong guy, so he’s a guy that, in case I win, it’ll bring me closer to the belt. So that motivates me.”

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