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Shogun Rua open to Rampage Jackson rematch ‘any time, any day’

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mauricio Rua returned to the win column in an epic rematch with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 190, and he’s interested in meeting another old rival in his next fight.

At the post-fight press conference at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, following the unanimous decision victory over "Minotouro", Rua told the media he was down to give Quinton Jackson a rematch.

"Rampage called me out a few days ago on Instagram, and I accept the challenge," "Shogun" said. "If the UFC authorizes it, I’ll fight him any time, any day he wants."

Rua defeated Jackson the first time in 2005, knocking him out in the first round of PRIDE’s middleweight tournament. "Shogun" ended up winning the tournament with wins over "Minotouro" Nogueira, Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona.