Archive: Shogun Rua

May 20, 2014 7:56 pm

Nick Diaz Talks About Shogun Robbery And What He Would Have Done

Sidelined UFC fighter Nick Diaz talks about what he would have done in Shogun’s shoes, had he been approached by robbers. See what Nick has to say about GSP, right HERE. For those who missed it, Shogun Rua was robbed over the weekend in Brazil. Check that HERE.

May 19, 2014 12:57 pm

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

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...

May 16, 2014 8:47 pm

Shogun Carjacked, Robbed & Left Naked In Brazilian Streets

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua had a recent scare in Brazil when left on the streets missing his attire, his money and his car. His manager, Eduardo Alonso broke it down to PVT: “We were in Rio de Janeiro with Demain (Maia) and we went to dinner with Mauricio at a restaurant....

Mar 26, 2014 9:38 am

Updated BJPENN.COM MMA Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw the rematch of Shogun vs. Henderson where Dan Henderson overcame being rocked in the first round to Shogun Rua out in the second round, snapping his 3 fight losing streak. Below are the changes made to our rankings, and as always head on over to the rankings...

Mar 23, 2014 7:23 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 Bonus Report: Rua, Henderson and Pepey Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson We were treated to another light-heavyweight classic by these two men. Shogun Rua was in control of the action in rounds one and two and everybody thought it was only a matter of time before Dan Henderson couldn’t intelligently defend himself anymore. Rua dropped Henderson in...

Mar 2, 2014 5:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 official with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil later this month for ‘UFC Fight Night 38,’ a fight card headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The event takes place March 23 live from the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The ‘UFC Fight Night 38’ event is now official with the following 12 bouts: FOX...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 7, 2013 12:18 pm

‘Shogun’ Will Wait Before Deciding Next Career Move

Prior to last night’s UFC Fight Night 33 event, many people, including UFC President Dana White had chalked off ‘Shogun’ as a competitive light-heavyweight fighter. The UFC boss was quoted in saying he would like to see ‘Shogun’ drop weight classes or retire, but after his first round KO over James Te Huna the UFC...

Dec 4, 2013 10:47 am

‘Shogun’ Expecting Stand Up Fight This Friday Against Te Huna

“I’ve been training in Sao Paulo for over a month, and I’ll be training here for the rest of my camp. My camp has been great at Demian Maia’s team. I expect a tough fight. He’s a good fighter that likes to stand and bang. It will be a great fight, for sure. He like...

Nov 29, 2013 10:50 am

Shogun Wants PRIDE Rules, Believes Elbows Worse Than Soccer Kicks

“For sure, the new rules hinder me. I think that the rule set from when I fought in Japan was safer than today’s rules. Elbows hurt a lot more than stomps. I had adapted to their rules. So when I came to the UFC, to get comfortable, it took some time. And, truthfully, my fight...

Nov 9, 2013 10:15 am

‘Shogun Rua’ Not Ruling Out Move To Middleweight Division

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has left an impressive and nearly unmatched trail of bodies behind him as a light-heavyweight fighter. The former UFC champion was at one point the most feared man in the sport. As times change and new faces emerged the likes of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, the former champ has found mixed...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....

Aug 16, 2013 2:12 pm

VIDEO REPLAY | UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins

Today’s UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen weigh-ins are over. If you missed it, have no fear, we have the full replay for your below! UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen takes place tomorrow night from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. In the main event Chael Sonnen and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will...

Aug 16, 2013 8:28 am

Sonnen trashes Lil Nog & Belfort

Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is without question a ‘company man’, as he is always willing to step in and fight the best in the world whenever the UFC calls upon him to do so. Chael recently spoke out about a couple of his peers whom he feels fail...

Aug 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Whether Sonnen Is On TRT Or Not, Shogun Ready To Fight

“I don’t care about that. I want to fight. With TRT or not, I will get there to do my job and will get the win. I’ve worked a lot on my jiu-jitsu with Roberto Gordo, and I’m ready to face him on the ground. But the fight starts standing, and that’s where I like...

Aug 12, 2013 2:31 pm

VIDEO | Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen Preview

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Boston on Saturday, August 17th, as former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua meets 3-time title contender Chael Sonnen at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen. Watch live on FOX Sports 1.

Aug 8, 2013 10:34 am

VIDEO | Shogun Training with Freddie Roach For Sonnen Bout

“This all happened because my manager contacted Freddie Roach and his team and scheduled some training sessions. It’s been really good for me because I’ve learned some details to improve my fighting.” “When we started, he really didn’t know how to pivot and put his full weight behind the punches and so forth, but we’ve...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 19, 2013 9:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring....