Archive: Shogun

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...

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 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...

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

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...