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Here’s a video for all of you members of the Potato Nation who have Mauricio “Shogun” Rua counted out of his first UFC light heavyweight title defense this weekend against Zuffa hypemonster, Jon Jones.
Shogun’s camp seems to be pretty convinced that Jones is going to want none of Rua standing, and as such, have focused training largely on what they’re going to do when “Bones” inevitably takes the fight to the canvas. It’s interesting to note that although Rua only picked up one of his 19 wins by submission, he has been a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for six years — three years longer than Jones has been training in mixed martial arts.
If the fight remains standing, Shogun has that angle covered as well as evidenced by the liver-shot TKO of his sparring partner at the end of the video above and the recent appearance the former PRIDE star made on ESPN’s Sport Science below.
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For those keeping score, Shogun’s mark of 2749 lbs of force nearly quadrupled muay thai champ Mel Menor’s Sport Science record kick of 770 lbs.
If he can avoid Jones’ jabs and clinch game on Saturday night, Bones’ legs may be in for a long or short night depending on how much abuse they can take.