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UFC Quick Hits: ‘Shogun’ Wants Rashad Evans, Anderson Silva Won’t Fight Paulo Filho


Now that he’s finally injury-free and ready to fight, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is setting his sights high for his return to the Octagon. Rua told Fighters Only that he’d like to be the first to beat Rashad Evans following his impressive knockout of Chuck Liddell over the weekend:

“Rashad fought the perfect fight, he obviously studied Chuck and worked hard on his game plan,” he said. “He may be undefeated but everyone is there to be beaten and I would like to be the first one to do it.”

Of course if he can’t get that fight, he’ll take Rich Franklin, who’s also coming off a win. Apparently “Shogun” is not deterred by the fact that he’s coming back from a long injury layoff, or that his last time out didn’t go so well. Maybe it might be a better idea to ease back into it. I hear Matt Hamill‘s schedule is pretty open.

- In other Brazilian fighter news, UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva told Tatame that there is absolutely no chance of him facing WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho even after the heavier weight classes are absorbed into the UFC. Silva called Filho “the best middleweight,” saying “there’s nobody to beat him.”

It probably helps that they’re buds:

“I would never fight with Paulão. We almost train together, we’re always helping each other and (Josuel) Distak is our coach. There’s no chance to happen. People can complain, scream, whatever, but it won’t happen.”

You heard the man. You might as well stop your constant complaining and screaming for Silva-Filho, because it ain’t happening. Just let it go and move on with your life. Somehow.

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Dan- September 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
Perhaps you are right, but that's MR. Gay Dan to you (Now i am gay despite the fact that you are commenting on my WIFE's tits).
Markdog- September 9, 2008 at 8:46 pm
"Child porn? - some of the commentors here are obviously children"

Very poor attempt at humor, Gay Dan.
Dan- September 9, 2008 at 8:37 am
I am not a professional photographer, so I am not going to waste time putting a stamp on the photos we post to our personal photo blog. Sad that CP (Child porn? - some of the commentors here are obviously children) have to scour flickr for people's personal photos and not even bother to credit the photographer.

You say they always give credit where it is due, and yet - no photo credit for the photographer in this case, so i don't see how you can say that. And i feel its pretty valid to comment on that fact. You are entitled to your opinion though.
Markdog- September 8, 2008 at 10:40 am
I give the credit to the nice lil' perky sushi bags! Sittin' Sidewayz, boyz in a daze!!
fuck dan- September 8, 2008 at 9:00 am
hey here's an idea: put a stamp on your photos that we can actually see and cant be taken off. where is it marked all rights reserved? cause all i see is a free for the taking photo. you must be one dumb fuckin photog to not know this. jackass. and i have always seen cp give credit where due, especially after being called out on it. that's why every other sentence has a source link, such as the two links in the article giving credit. whiny little fag.
Brandon- September 8, 2008 at 8:51 am
Hey Dan, cram it up your cram-hole
dan- September 8, 2008 at 6:20 am
Please give us credit when you steal our photos for you articles! (Asking us first would be nice too) This is the second article in the last two months that you have used our photos for. Please note that our photos are marked with all rights reserved, they do not have any creative commons license or otherwise.
ADW- September 8, 2008 at 5:10 am
I don't give a damn how long Shogun has been gone because of his knee, when comes back everyone in the LHW Division needs to be scared. I want to see Forrest vs Shogun 2. One of the Brazilians is going to retire Forrest Griffin it might as well be shogun.
FightGuy- September 8, 2008 at 4:25 am
is it just me or is anderson silva way too humble. He's constantly acting like he can't beat anyone and he would never dare to fight so and so. Meanwhile Rich Franklin is crying in a dark room and watching footage of franklin vs silva