Mauricio “Shogun” Rua talks UFC return and fighting Anderson Silva

UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua speaks on his return to octagon following another surgery on his knee, adding he would welcome a super fight with fellow UFC champion, Anderson Silva.

Shogun, speaking via Gazeta do Povo, said:

“If everything walks well my doctor said that I could start fighting in December. But to get a more comfortable return I prefer to fight in January or February. I wish to give time to time. The UFC is a big partner, they don’t hurry me up, they let me feel comfortable to decide.”

“(Laughs) Actually I got a special care for UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White. They welcomed me with all the possible comfort in Las Vegas after the surgery. I stayed five days there in rehabilitation. They let me at ease to come back when I wanted. There won’t be interim belt contention.”

“Like I already told, Anderson and I were friends a long time ago. I’d fight him for sure but I don’t have this wish. I would fight him for professionalism. I am UFC employee and if this is a fight that they want, then I also want it”.

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