Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s Manager Looking for a New Year’s Eve Bout with Tito Ortiz

Eduardo Alonso, the manager of former UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, explains that a New Year’s Eve fight with a true icon of the sport in Tito Ortiz would be an honour.

Alonso, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“I’ve been hearing some rumors, but until now there’s nothing concrete about UFC. If it depends only on my plannings, he’d fight on December 31st, it’d be great. I’d really like him to fight Tito Ortiz since he’s an icon of the sport and will soon retire.”

“He didn’t have the chance to fight (Randy) Couture, something Lyoto had the luck and credits to do, but I’d like to see this fight. It came from Tito himself, who challenged him, but we’re realistic. I know it’s not much likely, so it’s only left for us to wait. Everybody knows Shogun doesn’t pick his opponents, so we’re opened to discussion. To me, the date (December 31st) is more important than the opponent”.

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