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Rafael Cordeiro on training Shogun again: 'I'll do my best to bring back his old self'

Mauricio Shogun will spend his next camp with old friend and coach, Rafael Cordeiro at Kings MMA. Cordeiro believes Rua is still young and only needs proper motivation to return to his old self.

Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
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Mauricio Rua decided to go back to his Pride era roots. And it sounds like he is very much welcome. Struggling to put together a win streak in the UFC, the former light-heavyweight champion is 1-4 in his last five outings and is now headed back to his coach from his Chute Boxe days, King's MMA leader, Rafael Cordeiro.

Cordeiro, the man behind Rafael do Anjos' and Fabricio Werdum's recent career turnarounds is excited to begin the new camp with Rua.

"It will happen and I really want it to happen," Cordeiro told MMA show In The Cage with Bards. "Mauricio will move to California in the middle of April. There's still some problems we need to fix, he needs to get a car and a house, but that's it. He's coming and we will do his next training camp".

Aware of Rua's current rough stretch, Cordeiro believes ‘Shogun' is still very young and only needs to be motivated correctly to get back to his old self.

"I know him since he started training. I believe that if you motivate him, he will be the best again. That's what I'll try to do, motivate him to bring back the old Shogun. He's only 33 years old, he has a great future. I'll do my best to bring him back".

Mauricio Rua is scheduled to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 190, in Rio, on August 1 in a rematch of their very acclaimed battle that took place in Pride back in 2005.

There's a lot more from Cordeiro in the Interview, you can check out the whole thing below:

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