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AOL Sports - Mark Coleman Talks Shogun Rua

In nine days, UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman will step into the Octagon with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 93 in Dublin, for Coleman's first fight in more than two years.

But while the 44-year-old Coleman hasn't fought since losing to Fedor Emelianenko on October 21, 2006, that doesn't mean he's close to retiring. In an interview this week, Coleman told me he's staying in the sport because he loves to compete, he's in great shape heading into the fight, and he expects to keep fighting into 2009 -- perhaps even returning in March to fight in his home town of Columbus and take on Chuck Liddell.