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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Lyoto Machida agree to rematch

lyoto_machida-025After the biggest robbery in MMA since Lee Murray, it looks like justice will be served. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will get an immediate shot at redemption in a rematch with Lyoto Machida.

UFC President Dana White recently confirmed, “I think there will be a rematch in that fight. I talked to both of them and they both agreed to a rematch.”

In the post fight press conference, Rua voiced his opinion on a rematch with the champion, “Of course I’m thinking about a rematch ever since the fight, and if that’s Dana’s wish and Lyoto’s wish, I’ll fight him anywhere, anytime, wherever. It’s just a matter of people wanting to put the fight together.”

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida also expressed interest in an immediate rematch; “Of course if the UFC decides we should have a rematch then let’s have a rematch.”

Dana White added he believes the second fight will be different than the first, “I’m pretty confident the rematch will be a different fight for both guys. I guarantee the next fight is going to be much different. I think they’re both going to come in and not make the same mistakes they made this first fight. They’re going to come in and each one is going to try to win decisively. I think that the second fight will be the fight we want to see. I love this rematch. I think it’s a great rematch.”

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