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. At the end of the night, he left us at the hotel at Barra da Tijuca and drove back to Niteroi, where he was staying. He was driving a friend’s car at Linha Vermelha and he was forced to stop by another guy with four men armed with rifles. They took his clothes, money and his friend’s car. They said ‘I know who you are, you’re a fighter. Don’t try anything.’ It was a sad situation.”
“They took everything, even his shirt. He was shoeless and shirtless. Imagine a guy at his size asking for a ride in the middle of the night. Nobody stopped to help him. He had to walk one mile to get to the police station. It was tense, but it’s all good now.”