Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem, Antônio Rogério Nogueira, Rampage Jackson, Akihiro Gono, Mark Coleman and Ricardo Arona to name a few. He's only lost 3 fights in his MMA career, 1 to Babalu Sobral early in his career, 1 to Coleman that he avenged and then a loss to Forrest Griffin; who in his next fight won the LHW title.
Rua's no mug, he was seriously impressive in PRIDE. He won the PRIDE Middleweight Tournament in 2005, and was hugely impressive, dominating Ricardo Arona in the final; who in the Semi-Final of that tournament, beat the big favourite, PRIDE MW Champion Wanderlei Silva. For a 27 year old he's done alot, and I'd love to see him get back to his PRIDE form against Machida, if he does he'll definitely have a chance. I certainly wouldn't write Shogun off, I think he could pull off a big surprise, I hope so, I like Shogun alot.
Last edited by Danm2501; 08-25-2009 at 11:55 AM.