Fans wondering when Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will return to action following his devastating loss to Jon Jones at UFC 128 can look forward to the UFC's return to Brazil in August as it is expected the former Light Heavyweight Champion we begin his quest to regain the title at UFC: Rio according to his manager Ed Alonso:
"We are already talking to the UFC about his next fight. They are really very supportive of us and after the bout, Dana came into the locker room to show support and said he felt rhythm was important for Shogun, so whenever I was ready, I should call him cause they wanted him to fight soon again. I agree with him, and we hope to have Shogun back around August. A lot of people sent me messages asking if Shogun got hurt, but thankfully Mauricio didn't get hurt at all. After the fight, I took him to the hospital for exams and all was fine. He just had some swelling around his eyes and nothing else. He is training lightly again already."