Although he’s been on the sidelines for just under a year, most people are overlooking the fact that UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is coming off of a knee injury for his UFC 128 bout with Jon “Bones” Jones.

Of course, that’s largely due to all the attention being heaped on Jones, the young phenom coming in to challenge Shogun for the belt. Jones is even the odds-on favorite in the fight.

Shogun, however, says that his knee is 100-percent healed, he’s been training on it at full strength for several months, and he’s ready for the challenge that Jones brings.

Check out Shogun’s comments from the recent open workout session with the media as the hours wind down to the UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones main event.

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

Related News

UFC's Yair Rodriguez discusses knee injury, possible next opponents, U.S. recognition

  • 13 days ago
  • 8 views

Yair Rodriguez has no desire to name a specific opponent he’d like to fight next. Not because he doesn’t want to stir the pot, but because he said he’s reached a stage in his career where the competi read news >>

After hamstring injury, UFC Fight Night 105's Thiago Santos looks to bounce back

  • 9 days ago
  • 8 views

Two losses stick out on Thiago “Marreta” Santos’ recent resume, but according to the Brazilian UFC middleweight, the most recent one doesn’t tell the whole story.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Korean Zombie, Cult Hero Brawler, Finally Returns to the UFC

  • 24 days ago
  • 23 views

After a long layoff due to injury and a mandatory two-year stint in the South Korean army, Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie, finally makes his return to the UFC this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 104 read news >>

Michael Bisping Unveils Frustrating Path Back from Knee Surgery | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 23 views

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had been shooting for a spring return to the Octagon, but that timeline has been stretched a bit. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 results: Khalil Rountree crushes Daniel Jolly with vicious knee

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

HOUSTON – Khalil Rountree may have needed three tries to get his first UFC victory, but against Daniel Jolly he needed less than a minute to end the fight in violent fashion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 video: Check out Khalil Rountree's knee to the noggin that put Jolly's lights out

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

Khalil Rountree picked one helluva way to get his first win in the UFC. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Khalil Rountree Opens UFC Houston with a Crushing Knee to the Face (Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

Check out Khalil Rountree's crushing show-opening knockout of Daniel Jolly at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 results: Curtis Blaydes throws Adam Milstead around, wrecks his knee for TKO

  • 22 days ago
  • 12 views

HOUSTON – Curtis Blaydes used every bit of a 30-plus pound advantage to ragdoll Adam Milstead around the octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jessica Andrade Dominates Angela Hill, Lays Claim to Invicta Title (UFC Houston Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

After dominating Angela Hill, Jessica Andrade laid claim to the Invicta FC title and called out UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. read news >>

Marcel Fortuna's Stone-Cold KO! (UFC Houston Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 16 views

Check out Marcel Fortuna's stone-cold knockout of Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston. read news >>