Archive: Shogun Rua

Sep 8, 2014 9:07 am

Shogun Ignores His Family’s Plea To Retire

Shogun Rua has one of the longest and most storied careers in MMA. From being the Pride Grand Prix champion in 2005 to becoming a UFC champion in 2010, Shogun Rua isn’t ready to put an end to his 12-year MMA career just yet. He spoke on a Brazilian TV program: “My mother asks me...

Sep 7, 2014 3:20 pm

Shogun vs. Manuwa Headlines UFC Fight Night Brazil In November

The UFC has announced that Shogun Rua and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night Brazil, which will be held in Brazil on the same day as UFC Fight Night Australia. UFC.com broke the story. The event will be held in Uberlandia Brazil, on November 8th, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Also on...

Jul 23, 2014 8:26 am

PHOTO | ‘Shogun’ & Anderson Training 12 Years Ago – “We were chasing a dream”

Former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua used to train together while chasing their dreams of glory and championship gold. Fast forward 12-years and ‘Shogun’ brings up an old image and old emotions about their time in the sport. Check it: Found a pic of @SpiderAnderson & I training,taken by @eduardo_alonso 12+years ago,...

Jun 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Dan Henderson Dropping Back Down To Middleweight

UFC Legend Dan Henderson is reportedly dropping back down to the middleweight division according to his coach Daniel Woirin who spoke to MMAFighting.com earlier today. Henderson, who is coming off a brutal loss to top ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier is supposedly targeting a year end fight, and most definitely “would like (to fight) by...

Jun 20, 2014 12:44 pm

PHOTO | Shogun Plays ‘Slap My Friends’ Because “They Like It”

One of MMA’s most beloved superstars, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua would likely slap you if you were his friend. For the former UFC light-heavywight champion, this kind of bonding is something you will certainly enjoy. He brings home this point with his latest posting on instagram. Check it: Brincando de bater no @andrevenum coisa que ele adora rsrs....

Jun 6, 2014 9:49 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘I got lucky against Shogun’

“Here is what you have to understand. I caught him, I got lucky. That was a lucky move. If we would fight ten more times, I would never catch that move again. But he has never said that. He let me have my 15 minutes of fame. He shut his mouth and walked out. I...

Jun 5, 2014 2:52 pm

No Retirement For Shogun, Wants On Upcoming Japan Card

Following his most recent defeat, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has decided to fight on and not retire. News of his intentions came to us during last night’s UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. The Brazilian striker came into the UFC on the heels of a nearly unmatched run in PRIDE. Once here,...

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....

Apr 2, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 38 – All Drug Tests Come Back Clean

All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 38 have had their drug tests come back clean. This would obviously include Dan Henderson, a fighter who will be the last of his kind – the last man to be granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), both in the...

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...

Feb 4, 2014 8:20 pm

PHOTO | Hendo and Shogun Staredown in Brazil

As part of a promotional tour for their upcoming fight, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took some pictures on a beach in Natal, Brazil. The two will throw down again during the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place on March 23rd, in the aforementioned Natal. The card also features notable...

Feb 4, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Fight Night 38: Nine Fights Confirmed

Nine fights have been confirmed for UFC Fight Night 38.  The March 23 card will headline the rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.     By Christopher Murphy | Twitter UFC officials Monday confirmed nine bouts for the UFC Fight Night 38 card, which will take place on March 23 at the Ginasio...