Countdown to UFC 93 – full episode (video)

On Saturday, January 17, 2009 Rich Franklin will battle Dan Henderson in a main event match to decide who will be the Team U.S.A. coach on The Ultimate Fighter season 9. Also on the card is a highly anticipated rematch between Mark Coleman and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Here is Countdown to UFC 93.
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The Legend is Back

What is it exactly that makes a Legend? Is it championships? Is it long lustrous careers? Is it victories over big name opponents? Mark Coleman (15-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) possesses every one of those attributes, along with being inducted into the UFC hall of fame and being credited by many as the creator of the ground and pound. For someone as accomplished and successful as Coleman, legend may be an understatement.

Mark Coleman talked to the guys at Fight Network Radio ( about his excitement of getting back into the UFC and back into the cage, “Well, I’m happy to be back in the cage. I prefer the cage. I prefer UFC rules and uh ya know I don’t know what Shogun prefers, but I like the cage. I think it’s gonna favor me a little bit, but were gonna have to wait and see,” Coleman said.

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Rich Franklin talks UFC 93, Dan Henderson

Rich Franklin will face Dan Henderson in the main event on January 17, 2009 at UFC 93. At the moment, Rich is the underdog. This will be his toughest fight since facing Anderson Silva and it will set the pace for his future in the light heavyweight division. In this interview, he says the UFC … Read more

A look at UFC 93 and the history of Mark Coleman vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

In about three weeks from now the UFC is going to Dublin, Ireland for UFC 93 on January 17, 2009. The main event on that card is a very exciting matchup between Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson.

The co-main event features the return of UFC and PRIDE veteran and all around MMA legend, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman taking on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.  Coleman, who is now forty-four years of age is climbing back into the Octagon to face the much younger, much faster, twenty-seven year-old Brazilian.

Coleman last met Shogun at PRIDE 31 in February of 2006 in Saitama, Japan. Coleman has had one fight since then and it was a loss against Fedor Emelianenko at PRIDE 32 in October of 2006. He’s been out of action for over two years.

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