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Brandon Vera Offers Some Interesting Thoughts on Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

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Brandon Vera has been inside the Octagon with several big-time fighters, including Randy Couture. On August 4, Vera will face Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of UFC on Fox 4.

Rua turned down a fight with Glover Teixeira to face Vera, citing "The Truth" as a more viable name to face in his quest to get back in the title hunt at 205.

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As far as Vera is concerned, it doesn't really matter why Rua selected him over Teixeira; he plans on winning his ninth UFC fight regardless next month.

"I don't give a damn what his reasons are or what happened or how this came about," said Vera, during a recent interview on MMAjunkie.com Radio. "Everybody keeps reminding me that I'm fighting on FOX in the main event for five rounds. I don't even care about that. I'm fighting 'Shogun,' bro. I've wanted to fight 'Shogun' since I first saw him kicking people in the face (in Pride)."

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Vera was expected to meet James Te Huna this month, but was pulled from that bout and placed into this one vs. Vera. He sports a career record of 12-5, including an 8-5 mark in the UFC.

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