Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: “Right now I’m 100 percent, without any injuries and ready to go”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has spoken out on the rumour that he’s picked up another knee injury ahead of his UFC 134 bout with Forrest Griffin next weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, adding he’s 100% and ready to go.

“Shogun”, speaking via, said:

“Some people think I was out of shape and are worried about my knees still being hurt after I had so much trouble with them. That isn’t the case — there’s nothing wrong with my knees, and they were 100 percent ready for (the Jones) fight, as it was all cleared by the doctor. We made the biggest effort in doing my rehab as perfectly as possible and the UFC was kind enough to let me come back on a date that was proper to do it, according to the doctors. I have no injury excuses. As a professional fighter, you always have some injuries, even if they are minor. It’s impossible, or very rare, to go through a camp without any pain. Right now I’m 100 percent, without any injuries and ready to go, but we always have to work around pain and work around injuries, and as a fighter you are always trying to make the best of it.”

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