More UFC Injuries: Thiago Silva out of Shogun fight

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Mar 7, 2009
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Thiago Silva pulled out of his 7/21 fight with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Calgary due to an injury. UFC suggested Glover Texeira as the replacement but Rua's camp turned it down. Right now, a lot of camps have no interest in facing Texeira because everyone knows he's a top level fighter but the fans don't, so a win over him doesn't get you over and losing to him (a perceived nobody) is a high risk.