UFC 134: Randy Couture does the emotional thing and picks Griffin over RuaPosted on August 20, 2011, 09:52 PM by Trent Reinsmith
UFC 134 in Rio will feature a rematch between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin. In the first bout, Rua’s UFC debut, Griffin dominated the fight before submitting Rua via rear naked choke at the 4:45 mark of Round Three,
Since that fight, Rua has gone 3-2, with one of those losses being the controversial loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 104, a loss he avenged when he knocked out Machida in their rematch at UFC 113 and captured the UFC title. Rua’s next fight would be his second loss, as he fell to Jon Jones at UFC 128, losing his title.
For his part, Griffin has also gone 3-2, defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for the UFC title at UFC 86 and then losing the belt in his next fight via third round TKO to Rashad Evans. Griffin would then lose to Anderson Silva, before putting together a two-fight winning streak heading into UFC 134.
In the video below, UFC Hall of Famer offers his take on the rematch.