Archive: Shogun

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 25, 2014 6:12 am

Dan Henderson Wants To Step In Against Lyoto Machida At UFC 173

Well…. that escalated quickly. Fresh off of his TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 39 this weekend, “Hendo” has suggested that he take Weidman’s place in the main event at UFC 173. Now, we obviously know that the Lyoto vs. Weidman fight has been pushed back to July… but how many...

Feb 25, 2014 6:13 am

All Fighters Return Clean Drug Tests For UFC Fight Night 36

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (Comissao Athletica Brasileira) announced on Monday that all UFC Fight Night 36 combatants were tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and that all 24 came back clean. UFC Fight Night 36 took place on February 15th, and emanated out of the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, in (obviously) Brazil. Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi headlined the card, which saw Lyoto pick up a decision win over...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with Lancenet.br, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...


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...

Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Shogun vs. Henderson Confirmed to Headline UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC announced the rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (left) and Dan Henderson (right) at UFC Fight Night 38, which will take place in Natal, Brazil on March 23.  Shogun and Henderson fought once before at UFC 139 in what became an unbelievably exciting fight, easily winning many people’s votes for Fight of the Year....

Jan 21, 2014 6:04 am

Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson 2 Rumored for March Event

What many consider to be one of the greatest MMA bouts of all time may be happening again. According to Tatame, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua will fight for a second time. The bout is rumored to be the headliner of a UFC card in Natal, Brazil, which takes place in March. Their first fight,...

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 9, 2014 8:11 pm

James Te Huna’s New Year’s Resolution? Drop To Middleweight

It wasn’t long ago that James Te Huna was on a four fight winning streak and looking toward a possible light heavyweight title shot. Unfortunately for him, Glover Teixeira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put an end to Te Huna’s winning ways. Now Te Huna looks to make a change this year by dropping down to...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

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 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 19, 2013 6:00 am

UFC Fight Night on FS1: Highs, Lows, and What’s Next

  Parent company 21st Century Fox made a risky decision by taking all of the UFC events and shows from FX and FOX and moving them to the new location of Fox Sports 1, the previous home of the Speed Channel. With a new channel, came new complaints from viewers. FS1 was thought to not...

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

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...