Archive: Shogun Rua

Nov 12, 2014 12:21 pm

Hendo returns to 185, meets Mousasi at UFC on FOX 14

Dan Henderson (30-12 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will return to the UFC’s middleweight division this January when he faces Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 14. UFC officials announced the pairing earlier today. Dan Henderson was last seen in action at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas,...

Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am

Shogun Not Retiring, Hints At Drop To Middleweight

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is coming off a quick KO loss to OSP this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 56. The loss made many fight fans question whether or not it’s time for the legend to hang up the gloves. Shogun answered his critics with a Facebook post earlier today. Post by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua....

Nov 10, 2014 9:27 am

UFC Fight Night 56 Medical Suspensions, Shogun Faces 2-Month Layoff

At UFC Fight Night 56 this past weekend OSP shocked the world as he KO’d Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. The bout made fight fans question Shogun’s future in MMA. MMAJunkie has obtained the medical suspensions from the event from the Brazilian MMA commission. Ovince Saint Preux: suspended 14 days with no contact for...

Nov 9, 2014 11:27 am

OSP Admits He Was “A Little Surprised” By Quick KO Over Shogun Rua

Ovince Saint Preux KO’d MMA legend Shogun Rua last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 in just 34 seconds, pulling off an impressive comeback in a bout he stepped into on short notice. OSP spoke at the post-fight press conference about the finish, and even admitted he was surprised. “I thought...

Nov 9, 2014 10:49 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To OSP’s KO Of Shogun Rua

Last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux pulled off an incredible, and quick, upset over MMA legend Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. Immediately, the Twitter-verse erupted with reactions from some of the UFC’s best fighters. Below is a compilation of some of the best reactions. pic.twitter.com/G3BzgTum7Z —...

Nov 9, 2014 10:23 am

UFC FN 56 Bonuses St. Preux, Silva, Almeida, and Gorman Win $50,000 Each

Last night during the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 56, it was announced that Ovince Saint Preux and Leandro Silva earned ‘Performance of the night’ honors, while Thomas Almeida and Tim Gorman earned ‘Fight of the Night honors’ for their 3-round slugfest. All the above-mentioned fighters earned $50,000 for their performances inside the...

Nov 9, 2014 8:29 am

QUICK TWITT: Maldonado Responds To OSP’s Callout

Following his quick, but devastating first round KO of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux stated that he wanted to fight Fabio Maldonado next. OSP divulged the reasoning behind his callout during to MMAJunkie, saying: “I’ve got tremendous respect for him. He’s a good fighter, and he was...

Nov 9, 2014 8:12 am

Jimi Manuwa More Motivated Than Ever, “The Division Is In Trouble”

Jimi Manuwa, who was originally supposed to be fighting Shogun Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56 was forced to sit and watch as Ovince St. Preux capitalized on his opportunity to fill in for an injured Manuwa, and KO’d Rua in less than a minute. After the bout, Jimi Manuwa took to Facebook...

Nov 7, 2014 11:38 am

Shogun Ready For “Lay and Pray” From St. Preux

“He always tries to go for the ground and pound, but I trained for every situation. He may try to lay and pray, hold me on the ground, but I have trained this with my team. We have a lot of great fighters at the gym, I had a sparring (partner) who fights exactly like...

Nov 6, 2014 12:30 pm

“Shogun”: ‘I would accept a fight against Anderson Silva if the UFC asked’

“The UFC called Eduardo (Alonso, Shogun’s manager) giving him the news that Anderson and I were going to be the TUF coaches and that we weren’t going to fight each other. But I’m really happy about taking part of TUF, even further because of Anderson, a living legend. Fighting against him wasn’t something that I...

Oct 16, 2014 2:19 pm

Shogun: ‘Stop Fighting? That makes no sense’

“It (retirement) never really crossed my mind. Much to the contrary, I was always planning on continuing to fight. If I’m the guy going in there fighting and I’m happy doing it and the UFC is the promotion that hires and promotes my fights and they are happy with having me on the show, then...

Oct 13, 2014 8:48 am

Manuwa No Longer Idolizes Shogun Ahead Of UFC FN 56 Bout

Jimi Manuwa admits that before he started training, he idolized MMA legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. However, after the two signed to fight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 on November 8th, that changed. Manuwa spoke with MMAJunkie about what it will be like fighting someone whom he looked up to. “He was...

Oct 11, 2014 1:39 pm

‘Shogun’ Two Fights Away From A Title Shot?

“What I always say is that Shogun is always two fights away from a title shot. No matter what happens, he won maybe the biggest Pride Grand Prix, is a former UFC champion and fans love his style. I say this potentially. Everything depends on the circumstances, the fighters’ injuries, the calendar, the champion being...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...

Sep 9, 2014 10:50 am

NO RETIREMENT! “Shogun” Inks New Multi-Fight UFC Deal

Despite outcries from his family, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has gone against the ‘Rua grain’ and decided to re-up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Here’s the former champ getting it done. Very happy! Just signed a new multi-fight deal with the @UFC ! Proud to be a partner! Tks @danawhite @lorenzofertitta pic.twitter.com/sUn7NG5Zay...