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Fighters battled Father Time and themselves at UFC 93

Mauricio Rua was once the premier light heavyweight in the MMA world. Not anymore, as he proved Saturday. Michael Woods looks at what else we learned from UFC 93.

Originally Published: January 18, 2009
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

The four fighters who topped the UFC 93 card in Dublin -- Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Mark Coleman -- each can boast a rich fighting ledger filled with deserved acclaim and championships. But to varying degrees, were each to assess his place in the game and his potential prospects moving forward, he probably could reach the conclusion that the bulk of his in-the-cage achievements already have been realized.

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