The end of the year approaches and most fighters are dropping the pace to recharge their batteries. In Maurício Shogun’s case, things are no different. However, his head is firmly focused on 2010, when he will again face Lyoto Machida for the UFC light heavyweight belt.
The first time the two faced off, although Lyoto was awarded the win, opinions are mixed as to the result. Aware of the fact he put in a good appearance, Shogun knows he will have to innovate to bring his best to deal with the slippery karateka, so hard to find in the octagon.
“It’s another fight , another battle. Everything is different. I can’t base it on the last fight. For sure I’ll show up with new and different things,” he proffers to GRACIEMAG.com.
“The team will get together and we’ll decide how training will go. We’ll decide right after New Year’s and begin training hard,” he says in finishing.