Shogun talks Lyoto’s ‘Karate Kid’ kick on Couture: “It was beautiful”
By Guilherme Cruz
Former Pride and UFC champion, Mauricio Shogun will return to Ultimate’s cage on August 27th (UFC Rio), against Forrest Griffin, but he’s tuned to what’s going on on his weight class. On a chat with TATAME, the fighter complimented his former opponent Lyoto Machida for the knockout over Randy Couture, in UFC 129.
“I thought he was going to defeat Randy Couture. It really was a beautiful kick, but I knew he’d win”, said Shogun, who’s considering a possible confrontation with the karate fighter in the future, but guaranteed he won’t start any kind of rivalry. “Lyoto absolutely is a guy I might have to fight again someday, and I believe I will. I don’t know when, but it’ll happen. Of course I’ll want to beat him, but we’re professionals. He’s great character, he has a good heart, so he’s a guy I admire a lot”.
We all do Shogun.. we all do!!