Shogun Breaks Silence, Discusses Robbery That Left Him On Brazilian Streets Without Clothes

May 19, 2014 12:57 pm 23 Comments
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Last week we learned that former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was involved in a robbery that left him without clothes, money or transportation in Brazi. It was your typical car-jacking.

Now, Shogun speaks about the run in via MMAFighting.com,

“I was doing a photoshoot with Jose Aldo for Venum, and a friend of mine, Pixote, drove me there. After that, we picked up Eduardo (Alonso) and Demian (Maia) at their hotel in Barra da Tijuca and went to dinner at a restaurant. We watched the UFC and then left them at their hotel. Pixote was taking me back to Niteroi, and when we were about to get to the Rio-Niteroi bridge, a car stopped in front of us and four men jumped out of it with guns. There was nothing we could have done. I left everything inside the car. I thought about getting my wallet and phone, but maybe they would think I was getting a gun so I left everything there. We were at Linha Vermelha, at 2:30 a.m., and we had to walk two miles to get at the nearest police station. I’m glad no one got hurt.”

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