If Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was haunted by visions of his first fight against Forrest Griffin, he certainly had a productive therapy session at UFC 134.

Coming off a loss to Jon Jones at UFC 128 where he lost his light heavyweight title, Rua had a lot to prove fighting back home in Brazil, while also looking for a certain level of revenge for the man who kicked off his UFC career with a loss.

Looking at the fight that took place on Saturday night in Brazil, nobody would even recognize the Maurcio ‘Shogun’ Rua that fought Forrest Griffin the first time.

Like a bull, Rua charged forward and was relentless with his attack on Griffin from the moment go. Once Griffin fell to the ground, Rua was on him like a pitbull, and after a blitzing series of hammer fists, the fight was over.

“I’m very happy because Forrest is a very good fighter,” Rua told UFC.com after the win. “I fought Forrest in 2007, and I wanted this fight, I know Forrest can fight. It’s a hard fight for me, but I wanted this fight, and I wanted to win and I win.”

It was exactly the type of homecoming Rua wanted to have as he fought in front of his fans in Brazil.

For the long time veteran of Pride and the UFC, getting a win like that at UFC 134 was everything Rua could have hoped for.

“This is my biggest dream to fight in my home,” said Rua. “For my people, for my family, for my team.”

The win puts Rua back on track to hopefully earn another shot at Jon Jones or whoever has the light heavyweight title in the future.

Now the only question remains after a quick first round stoppage win at UFC 134, how quickly will Shogun want to get back in the cage again. Could he appear on the UFC on Fox debut show in November?

Only UFC President Dana White knows the answer to that.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After Losing Bet to Cody Garbrandt, Forrest Griffin Pays Up by Shaving Head | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 104 views

Cody Garbrandt won the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 207, but that wasn't the only thing he won. Just ask Forrest Griffin. read news >>

Griffin previews Nunes-Rousey and more from UFC 207

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

Watch as Forrest Griffin previews the UFC 207 main event between Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey Friday night in Las Vegas. read news >>

Video: Forrest Griffin makes good on bet with UFC champ Cody Garbrandt, shaves head

  • 11 days ago
  • 201 views

Newly crownedUFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt agreed to give Forrest Griffin a pass after the latter lost a bet surrounding Garbrandt’s UFC 207 co-main-event win over Dominick Cruz. Griffin p read news >>

Joe Rogan: UFC Needs Big, Relevant Fights... How About Nate Diaz vs. Jose Aldo? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 42 views

Although Joe Rogan was initially baffled by a proposed interim lightweight title fight, he realizes that the UFC is currently hurting for big fights. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 ticket pre-sale starts today; $40 in the door for Bermudez-'Korean Zombie'

  • 11 days ago
  • 7 views

Just $40 will get you in the door to watch the return of “The Korean Zombie.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC champ Conor McGregor is now a horse jockey, with Jon Lovitz as his trainer

  • 11 days ago
  • 79 views

UFC lightweight champion and arguably the biggest star in MMA, Conor McGregor, is turning his attention to horse racing.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2354 with Phil Baroni and John Moraga

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Phil Baroni and John Moraga.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Two New Fights Added to Growing UFC 209 Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 36 views

Two new bouts have been added to the UFC 209 pay-per-view fight card taking place on March 4 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

Former UFC champ Brock Lesnar gets 1-year suspension from USADA

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 views

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been given a one-year suspension for multiple drug failures in connection with his UFC 200 about against Mark Hunt.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Doping: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 11 days ago
  • 11 views

Brock Lesnar's brief return to the UFC last July has cost him once again, as the former heavyweight champion has been suspended for one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Per Marc read news >>