“I would love to fight that guy. Iâ€™ve tried to fight him ever since I fought in PRIDE and heâ€™s been ducking me. Shogun has been ducking me since the PRIDE days. Shogunâ€™s camp told me that to fight him, I had to fight Cyborg first. I told them I want to fight Shogun, not Cyborg, and then Pride went away and now heâ€™s in the UFC and he hasnâ€™t fought for a minute. I know he got injured for his last fight, but I think by the time Iâ€™m ready to fight again, hopefully he should be ready and will take the fight.
Good luck to him trying to get me to the ground. I got my ass kicked once on the ground so you think I just went home and didnâ€™t do anything on the ground? I spent hours and hours fighting off of my back.”
— UFC Light Heavyweight Rameau Sokoudjou tells FightHype.com of his wish to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua once Rua returns from a knee injury. “Shogun”, however, is expected to face Chuck Liddell once both are back in fighting shape.