With UFC 134 in the books, we can add another win to the record of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Not only did he avenge another loss to one of only five people to defeat him (something he's done two other times), but he showed that he is still able to knockout anyone, anytime, anywhere.
So let's take a look at the five fighters who should be next on Shogun's list of victims.
An undefeated fighter, Davis is a rising star in the UFC who is ready to take on the top echelon of the division.
While he had to pull out of his bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 133 due to a knee injury, Davis currently has nothing on the books.
Since he was already supposed to fight one former champion, why not fight Shogun instead?
The current No. 1 contender, former champ Rashad Evans was already supposed to fight Shogun for the title, but then-teammate Jon Jones had to step in and take the shot.
Afterwards he was suppose to fight Jones for the title, but Jones pulled out and instead fought fellow former champ Tito Ortiz.
If Evans truly believes he is the best fighter in the division, then he should fight the best fighters available—with or without a title. So instead of waiting around to fight the winner of Jones vs. Rampage, why not fight another fellow former champ in the form of Shogun Rua?
Shogun has been consistent with two things throughout his career and that is knocking people out (17 times to date) and getting revenge for his losses (with the exception of Babalu); and no one should ever consider current champ Jon Jones the exception to either of those rules.
Jones is currently scheduled to take on Rampage Jackson at UFC 135 later next month, and even though Rashad Evans is next in line for the title, Shogun just proved he deserves a rematch down the road.
Win or lose come UFC 135, Jones vs Shogun II just plain makes sense, and even if it doesn't happen right away, there should be little doubt it will happen in the future.
Heavy-handed Rampage Jackson had his chance to fight Shogun once already, but chose to pass on the last-minute opportunity because he wanted to be in the best shape possible, as he blames his earlier loss to Shogun on preparedness.
As already stated, Rampage will take on current champ Jones, but stylistically Rampage vs Shogun II also just plain makes sense. It would be nice to see if Rampage can "pull a Shogun" and avenge a previous career loss in KO fashion.
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua III. Just think about that one for a second.
These are two fighters who can end a fight at anytime by knockout, but that is where the similarities end (aside from both being Brazilian of course).
Shogun will attack with an aggressive classic Chute Box style, where as Machida uses a disengaging style which focuses much more on timing and counterattacks. As of right now the score is 1-1.
What better main event for a pay-per-view than a rubber match between two iconic Brazilian fighters. With the UFC brass already talking about doing another show in Brazil in 2012, this one just makes sense as well.
At 41 years old, Dan Henderson isn't getting any younger as a fighter, but then again who is? As the current Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight champion, Hendo has expressed interest in fighting current UFC Champion Jon Jones in a title unification bout.
There was even a rumor floating around that Hendo might take on Anderson Silva in the UFC's debut fight on Fox, but those rumors were quickly put to rest.
So with many questions floating around about who Hendo will fight next (as well as what the future holds for Strikeforce), perhaps Shogun vs. Hendo makes absolutely perfect sense.
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