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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, holds Dan Henderson (Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, holds Dan Henderson against the cage during the third round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

Dan Henderson, top, punches Mauricio Rua during the
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Dan Henderson, top, punches Mauricio Rua during the fourth round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, top, punches Dan Henderson
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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, top, punches Dan Henderson during the fifith round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, is shown bleeding during
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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, is shown bleeding during the first round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, holds Dan Henderson
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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, holds Dan Henderson against the cage during the third round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, kicks Dan Henderson
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Mauricio Rua, from Brazil, right, kicks Dan Henderson during the third round of a UFC 139 Mixed Martial Arts light heavyweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Henderson won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, from Brazil, holds the belt after knocking out fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the first round to win the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 113 in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won by first-round knockout over Lyoto Machida to claim the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 113 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio
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UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua arrives at the second annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (Dec. 1, 2010)

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UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio
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UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, right, and his wife, Renata Ribeiro, arrive at the second annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (Dec. 1, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, top, from Brazil, knocks out fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the first round to win the light heavyweight title at UFC 113 in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, right, kicks fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the first round en route to winning the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 113 in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua celebrates after knocking out Lyoto Machida in the first round to win the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 113 in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, right, trades shots with fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the first round to win the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 113 in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua receives the light heavyweight belt from UFC president Dana White after defeating Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 at Bell Centre in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won by first-round knockout over Lyoto Machida to claim the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 113 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won by first-round knockout over Lyoto Machida to claim the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 113 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won by first-round knockout over Lyoto Machida to claim the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 113 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (May 8, 2010)

Mauricio
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua lands a big right to the temple of Lyoto Machida but lost a controversial unanimous decision in the light heavyweight championship bout at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2009.

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua preps for his walk out to the Octagon to face Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 in Los Angeles. (Oct. 24, 2009)

Light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, left, and challenger
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Light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, left, and challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua pose at the weigh-in for UFC 104 in Los Angeles.

UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto
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UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, left, poses with challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at the pre-fight news conference for UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009.

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua celebrates his first-round knockout of Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 in Montreal in April 2009.

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