Archive: Mauricio shogun rua

Aug 13, 2013 9:48 am

Freddie Roach: Shogun doesn’t punch “like a girl” anymore

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua may have knocked out many mixed martial art fighters in his career, but boxing coach Freddie Roach used to think that he punched like a girl. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion had impressive knockout victories over Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem and many others. His list wasn’t enough...

Jul 24, 2013 9:29 am

With new contract Chael Sonnen plans to return to middleweight after Shogun fight

Chael Sonnen has a light heavyweight bout against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua next month at UFC Fight Night 26, but he plans to move back down to his former weight class. On Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight, Sonnen (27-13-1) said that he plans to return to middleweight after he beats Shogun (21-7). “There are two...

Jul 10, 2013 5:44 pm

With Contract Expired Chael Sonnen Lists Demands for New UFC Deal

Chael Sonnen has demands for his new UFC contract.  At the top of that list: replace veteran ring announcer Bruce Buffer with Jello Biafra, the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It seems that Chael Sonnen has changed his stance on not needing a contract to fight for the UFC. ...


Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Report: Boston may ban foreign-born fighters from UFC on FOX Sports 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make its FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17 with “Shogun vs. Sonnen” at the TD Garden in Boston. There’s just one problem, it is being reported by the Boston Herald that “Beantown” may not allow any foreign-born fighters to perform for not having social security numbers....

Jun 12, 2013 6:00 am

Manny Gamburyan to Meet Cole Miller at UFC on FOX Sports1 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was announced last night (June 11th) on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV that the organization has added a featherweight bout to its August 17th debut on FOX Sport 1. This fight will likely be the 13th and last installment to the card in Boston. Manny Gamburyan (12-7), after defeating Michihiro...

Jun 3, 2013 11:56 am

Report: Chael Sonnen Replaces Injured Nogueira; Set To Face Shogun Rua At UFC 161

Following the confirmation of a back injury that will force Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of his UFC 161 appearance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua later this month in Winnipeg, the rush to find a replacement for “Lil’ Nog” began. Less than 24 hours later, we have a replacement, none other than the infamous Chael P. Sonnen....

Mar 4, 2013 12:26 pm

Nogueira, ‘Shogun’ verbally agree to fight in June | UFC News

Two legendary light heavyweight look to be meeting up once again. According to a report by the Brazilian media outlet Tatame, both UFC Light Heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun’ Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have verbally committed to fighting sometime in June at a location yet unnamed. The two last fought at Pride Critical Countdown 2005...

Dec 10, 2012 1:45 pm

My UFC on Fox 5 M.V.P.

  UFC on Fox 5 was met with great anticipation and for the most part the card delivered a lot of great action and exceptional performances. Many of the fighters made huge statements on Saturday night so it wasn’t easy to determine who my MVP was going to be. The undercard began with what was...

Dec 7, 2012 6:15 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Weigh In Results: Diaz, Assuncao, Martinez Miss the Mark

Main event title challenger, Nate Diaz – failed to hit his target weight on the first attempt and was given two hours to cut the additional weight along with 2 other fighters. Making that a total of 3 fighters missing the mark. There is no one pound allowance for a title fight. Diaz weighed in...

Dec 7, 2012 3:27 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Main Card Predictions

  We are a little over 24 hours away from what will truly be a historic night in Seattle as the UFC invades the Key Arena with UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz. The whole card consists of 11 bouts with one airing on Facebook, six on FX and four on Fox. All four...

Dec 6, 2012 5:16 pm

Exclusive: Rich Chou and Pedro Carrasco Join BJPenn.Com Radio from Seattle

  Last night we had two member of Team Penn join us on BJPenn.Com Radio live from Seattle. Former Strikeforce matchmaker and long time Penn family friend, Rich Chou and BJPenn.Com editor Pedro Carrasco called in to discuss how things were going in the days leading up to BJ’s return to the Octagon on Saturday...

Dec 6, 2012 10:37 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fox 5 Edition

  We are just two days away from what could arguably be the most anticipated card of 2012. On Saturday night, December 8th, the UFC presents: UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz from Seattle, WA. The main card consists of four bouts where any of them could win Fight of the Night. Leading off...

Nov 9, 2012 9:05 am

Dan Henderson to Meet Lyoto Machida at UFC 156 on February 2 | UFC NEWS

  UFC light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson announced last night on Spike TV’s “MMA Uncensored Live” he will face former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida in Las Vegas on Super Bowl Weekend. UFC 156 is scheduled to take place on February 2nd in Las Vegas and will feature a main event for the UFC...

Nov 1, 2012 2:53 pm

Jon Jones Says Move to Heavyweight is Likely for Late 2013

  While participating in an on-line chat courtesy of Metro PCS on Tuesday night, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones told fans that he believes he will begin competing in the heavyweight division sometime at the end of 2013. The 25-year-old Jones has dominated the 205lb. division due to unbelievable athleticism, fantastic wrestling, unorthodox striking...