"I think everybody wanted to watch this fight again, since we have
a great duel in Pride. It's a pity Nogueira cannot fight; it would
be a very good fight again, I'm sure," said Rua who currently does
not know whether he will remain on the June 15 card in Winnipeg,
In June 2005, the fighter from Curitiba, Brazil, got the nod from
the judges against “Minotoro” in one of the greatest fights in
Pride history. “Shogun” hopes Nogueira can recover quickly from his
"I deeply respect Minotoro’ I have absolutely nothing against him.
He's a very good person. We are opponents inside the Octagon, just
that. I wish him a good recovery, and hope that he can come back
soon to do his job," Rua said.