Archive: Shogun Rua

Jul 1, 2013 10:59 am

Chael Sonnen Opens As Slight Betting Favorite Over ‘Shogun’ Rua

The mouth of the UFC, Chael Sonnen, not only walked into another high-profile fight as a light-heavyweight, but now oddsmakers are picking him as the favorite to beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the UFC on FS 1 inaugural event in Boston. The two fighters will face off in the main event set for August 17...

Jun 24, 2013 11:13 am

Rua Unaffected By Sonnen’s Trash Talk

“He disrespected Nogueira and Wanderlei. About me, he still said nothing. But disrespecting Wanderlei is enough. He is a controversial guy that really likes to talk a lot, but I’m cool. Sonnen will surely want to say something to me, but it does not affect me at all.” Chael Sonnen is notorious for running his...

Jun 10, 2013 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen says he and Dan Henderson ‘set up’ Jon Jones prior to UFC 151

Last night on an episode of UFC Tonight: Fight Edition, Chael Sonnen talked about his upcoming fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, and said he knew of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s injury well in advance, as was the case (according to him) when Dan Henderson injured his knee prior to UFC 151: “You know, it really got...

Jun 6, 2013 6:01 am

Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 continues to take shape as it was announced that a featherweight bout between Diego Brandao (17-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Daniel Pineda (18-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to the August event. The winner of Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Diego Brandao, is currently riding back-to-back wins,...

Jun 4, 2013 6:06 am

Sonnen vs. Shogun not happening at UFC 161 due to reported visa issues

Despite reports on Monday that Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) would be stepping in for the injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) against Shogun Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 161, that fight will not be happening. The UFC announced late Monday night that Shogun Rua was...

Jun 3, 2013 8:10 am

Chael Sonnen wants to fight Shogun, with Lil Nog out

Yesterday evening, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) took to his Twitter account to issue a challenge to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC). Chael Sonnen @sonnench: @ShogunRua I HEAR BRAZILIAN CHICKEN IS OFF THE MENU. AMERICAN GANGSTER IS STILL AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR WAITRESS OVER. Sonnen’s challenge came shortly after...

Jun 2, 2013 2:52 pm

Rumor: Lil Nog withdraws from UFC 161 bout with Shogun Rua

Rumors have been swirling around the internet today that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with “Shogun” Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) at UFC 161, which is less than two weeks away. The rematch between Shogun and Lil Nog was supposed to serve as the...

May 31, 2013 12:01 pm

Shogun Rua Details Training With Boxing Legend, Freddie Roach

“I started training with Freddie Roach because my manager contacted him and his team. For me this is good because I learned some things that can make the difference against Rogerio Nogueira. I was always confident in my boxing. In camp, I always train a lot of boxing. But Freddie showed me specific details that...

May 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...

May 9, 2013 9:16 am

Shogun Rua Using Past Glories For Future Motivation

“Remembering my glories is wonderful, makes me feel good, and gives me more will to live up to that again. It was an indescribable sensation; there are no words for it, especially because I got to achieve the dream of any fighter, which was to be both a UFC and PRIDE FC champion.” Former UFC...

Mar 5, 2013 9:14 pm

Mark Coleman Officially Retires From MMA | MMA NEWS

Although he hasn’t fought since his 2010 loss to Randy Couture, it has always been a questions whether or not Mark Coleman would fight again. We now have our answer as the 48-year-old recently posted on his Facebook page that he needs a total hip replacement. Total Hip replacement next Monday. Ouch. The hammer is...

Mar 4, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC 161 slated for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | UFC News

The UFC will return to Canada this summer, as a live event is set to take place in the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on June 15, 2013. The event, which is expected to serve as UFC 161 (a pay-per-view), will mark the organizations first appearance in the province of Manitoba. To date, the UFC has put on 12 fight cards in Canada,...

Jan 8, 2013 11:40 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen set for April 27 in Newark, N.J. | UFC News

The previously announced title fight between “TUF” coaches Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) now has an official date, as their fight will headline the UFC 159 event set for April 27 in Newark, New Jersey. Jones and Sonnen served as the coaches on the 17th edition of “The Ultimate...

Dec 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Salary Report: Shogun & Penn Top UFC on FOX 5 Paydays | UFC NEWS

The list of UFC on FOX 5 disclosed fighter salaries has been released and topping the list is Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who suffered a defeat in the evenings co-main event against Alexander Gustafsson. Right on the heels of Shogun’s $175,000 reported base pay is BJ Penn who took home a disclosed amount of $150,000.00 for...

Dec 8, 2012 8:43 pm

UFC on Fox 5 post-fight bonus’

By Evan Stoumbelis Tonight Mixed Martial Arts fans were given an outstanding night of fights. We saw Benson Henderson retain his lightweight title in a dominant performance over Nate Diaz, Alexander Gustafsson solidify his place as a top light heavyweight contender with his performance over Shogun Rua, Rory MacDonald call out Carlos Condit, and Matt...

Nov 24, 2012 9:22 am

UFC on FOX 5 Weigh-Ins Set For Seattle’s KeyArena Dec 7 | UFC NEWS

UFC on FOX 5 has been dubbed as the biggest UFC event to hit FOX TV thus far. Some have gone on to say that the stacked event is likely the UFC’s strongest card of the entire year. Fans can catch some of the greatness on the Friday prior to fight night at Seattle’s KeyArena...