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Rua (20-5) dispatched of Forrest Griffin in impressive fashion by first round knock out and appears back in top form.
Injuries and lack of training have prevented American fans from seeing Rua perform at his best. "Shogun" was dominant during his tenure in PRIDE going 12-1 with victories over "Rampage" Jackson and Alistair Overeem (twice).
When at his best, Rua is a force in the light heavyweight division and he appears primed for a return to the top.
Prior to UFC 134, Rua reunited with head coach Raphael Cordeiro, who coached him during his tenure in PRIDE.
Considering the success "Shogun" and Cordeiro have had together, it's possible that the Brazilian's best days are still ahead of him.
Dan Henderson (28-8) entered the UFC in September, 2007 in an attempt to unify the UFC and PRIDE titles against Quinton Jackson.
Henderson lost the fight by decision and he soon moved to middleweight where he spent the remained of his UFC career.
"Hendo" left the organization to sign with Strikeforce after a devastating knockout victory over Michael Bisping at UFC 100
Four fights later and it appears that Henderson will make a return to the UFC, he'll likely return at light heavyweight.
While both sides still need to reach an contract beneficial to both sides, Henderson would re-enter the organization as the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
Henderson has claimed championships in every major organization he's competed in except for the UFC and a victory over Rua would certainly place him in line for another shot at UFC gold.
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