<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=183285" target="_blank"> Shogun pleasantly suprised to receive title shot </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=183285" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=20&q=75&x=-2&y=22&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=3EBB745D-1D09-6BFC-E583CBBF568C3DEA.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[versus.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Many MMA fans were surprised when Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was picked to face Lyoto Machida for the light heavyweight title and not, say, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. In fact, "Shogun" even told Versus.com that he was surprised by the decision, too.<br />
That's not to say that the former PRIDE star doesn't deserve a shot at the 205-pound belt. The 18-3 Brazilian was once considered one of, if not the best light heavyweights in the world, and he most recently defeated Chuck Liddell via first-round TKO at UFC 97 in April.
Versus.com spoke to "Shogun" about the title shot and how he plans on defeating the undefeated Machida. Check out the video interview below.