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Video: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Talks UFC 134 Fight With Forrest Griffin

Recently dethroned UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will face fellow former champ Forrest Griffin later this month at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro in a rematch of their UFC 76 scrap.

Following the dissolution of Pride Fighting Championships in 2007, Griffin welcomed Rua — at the time still heralded as one of the best light heavyweights in the world — into the UFC. A heavy underdog, Griffin took the fight to an under-prepared Rua and didn’t let off until he had submitted the dynamic Brazilian warrior.

Coming off of an absolutely one-sided loss to current champ Jon Jones dating back to March and still eager to prove that he’s a better fighter than Griffin, Rua is as motivated as ever to defeat The Ultimate Fighter season one winner.

Check out Rua’s UFC 134 pre-fight interview below. The fight will take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio on August 27.