Mauricio Rua won't retire until he gets a rematch with Rampage JacksonPosted on February 28, 2012, 07:14 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson first met in the opening round of the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix. The fight was dominated by Rua’s outstanding striking, with Rua earning the TKO at the 4:47 mark of the first round.
Following their time with PRIDE, both fighters would move on to the UFC, with both capturing the UFC Light Heavyweight title.
Today, both fighters are coming off recent losses, Rua falling to Dan Henderson in a fight of the year candidate and Jackson dropping a fight to Ryan Bader. The fighters are both in their early 30’s, but have had fairly long careers and if Rua has his way the two will meet one more time before they retire. “The fight against Rampage will happen eventually. It’s inevitable and UFC knows it. He won’t retire before fighting me and neither am I (laughs).” – for more see Tatame.com
Photo: UFC fighter Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 2009. Francis Specker