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Old 09-15-2011, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Shogun claims Forrest cried out for stoppage at UFC 134

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Apparently, Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's first-round drubbing of Forrest Griffin at UFC 134 was met with screams. But the cries in question weren't coming from the sold-out crowd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"When [Griffin] was laid out on his back, I heard him scream 'stop! stop!,' but I couldn't stop hitting him," Rua told RedeTV Esporte on Wednesday.

The win over Griffin helped Rua avenge a September 2007 loss and rebound from a recent TKO loss to current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Rua admits he didn't want to take any chances with Griffin, who is known for his late-fight heroics. When he saw the opportunity to pounce, the Brazilian wasted no time putting an end to Griffin's night.

"I managed to impose my strategy and my pace. Griffin is a top guy, always comes well-prepared to the fight with good conditioning," said Rua. "I wanted to win badly. I trained so much and promised to myself that I would never come to perform in a fight 90 percent or 80 percent like previously. This is my focus today."

A healthy and focused Rua is without a doubt one of the scariest 205-pound fighters on the planet.

Fans could see him back in action as early as December. There was interest from Rua's camp in a potential bout against MMA legend Tito Ortiz, but it looks like "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" will instead face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 140.

A rubber match with Lyoto Machida at UFC 141 seems like the most likely scenario.
Source: BleacherReport.com

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So I guess the user who claimed he heard Forrest say "stop" multiple times during the fight was right after all.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Suppose the fights not over until the referee stops it no matter how much Griffin was shouting stop haha. Doesn't make Shogun sound great in this interview though, sick of hearing about him not been 100%.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ugh just give me another reason to hate you Shogun
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't hate him for this. Hell it could be true, Griffins mind was not in the fight at all. I hope that Shogun can come back in top form because I'm eager to see this "old school shogun" that all the fan-boys keep blabbing about. I don't see him beating Jones any time soon but...it should shake things up a little bit in the LHW division.
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Coming from a fighter who basically did the same thing in his previous fight...it doesn't look too great tbh.
Shogun may not have said "STOP", but he taped and that basically means the same thing.


Annyway...i still think Shogun is a class act and he showed it in the 2nd Machida fight, when he didn't follow up with unnecessary shots after hurting Machida.

Although, this wasn't the most honorable thing to say...
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't see why you guys are hating on Shogun??? What if Forrest recovered and then Shogun ended up losing? The fight is over when the referee stops it.
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I don't see why you guys are hating on Shogun??? What if Forrest recovered and then Shogun ended up losing? The fight is over when the referee stops it.
It's just disrespectful calling your opponent a "quitter" like that, wether he did say "stop" or not that's just not cool.

It's kinda "tattletaling" if you'd like :P
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It's not like he said Forrest is a little bitch for quitting like he did. He just said he heard Forrest say "stop". I don't see how that's disrespectful if it's true.
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Can't really hold anything against Shogun on this one. Specially not after a fighter on the same card stopped in the exact same situation and was forced to keep going when the ref failed to hear it.

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