Shogun Rua trained in Brazil to develop a "Secret Strategy" for Dan Henderson fightPosted on November 18, 2011, 01:16 PM by Joey Santosus
Former Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, who will go head to head with Dan Henderson in San Jose, discusses his opponent, as well as his training and preparation for the bout. Rua explains that his decision to train in Brazil, as opposed to Kings MMA in California, was made in hopes of remaining secluded and keeping his strategy a "secret." Photo: Francis Specker
"Dan Henderson is a great fighter, he defeated my brother, but that's not the reason why I want to fight him. I want to fight him because of the great fighter he is, because of the challenge. ... I stayed away from home training abroad for three months before the Rio fight, and in reality, it's not easy to be, for that long, away from family, your own culture, your own system, and your own people. It was too soon for me to stay two months away from family and all that again. So, decided to train in Brazil, where I had a great structure and great training with my academy. For this fight in particular, I preferred to do a more secluded training, so I can keep it more secret and work more on the strategy side."
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