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Friday, 05/10/2013, 10:45 am

“Shogun”: I burst my appendix two months before second Machida fight

“I had burst my appendix two months before the fight. I recall that my team would rather I didn’t fight at the time, they wanted to rest but I said no. I was almost a month without training, in order to heal up. I had to undergo surgery but I still managed to finish the camp – and the outcome was great.”

One of the greatest light-heavyweight fighters in MMA history, Shogun Rua, explained to FightersOnly that he had appendix surgery two-months out from his second fight against Lyoto Machida!

The result?

He won the UFC’s 205lb title and gave Machida his first professional defeat in the process.


18 Responses to ““Shogun”: I burst my appendix two months before second Machida fight”

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Big Deal, A mediocre champ taking the belt away form another mediocre 05 champ. Big Deal. Glad he was ok though. :)

  2. KIDD433 says:

    @ Gaygoyle,im aware u like fighters that prefer to dry hump and stall rather than fight,but you,re seriously gonna sit there and hate and bash on a real fighter.Shoguns a warrior,probably has the most heart in his division.Stop being a troll,every time u comment on this site u waste a few seconds of everyone’s lives having to read your garbage.

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    @Kidd, The difference is that I believe this. He and Machida are mediocre fighters in this division. You old guys and your dead Pride heroes are funny. The truth is they are has-beens and that is my only point. The main problem is you just can’t accept that I have a different opinion than you whereas I accept that you do. Truthfully, I don’t really read many of your posts.

    • gargoyleisdick says:

      who u here to judge a fighter, at least they became champoin once. you have no respect for legend, ur cowerass wouldnt say shit in front of them .

  4. 123 says:

    yh shogun rua is a legend, but leave gargoyle wrestling alone, its his opinion.. every1s got 1 lol

  5. Steven Thurman says:

    Yes.. people have opinions but you cant stack facts against opinions and say the opinions are okay. Machida in no way is Mediocre.. Neither is Rua. Both have fought and beat many of the best fighters, Machida only losing to two opponents, one who has also beat. Ive read a lot of Gargoyles stuff in most of the other blogs. Dude is a moron.

  6. 757 says:

    Shogun is a legend and neither one of those guys are mediocre.

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