A chat with former UFC and Pride Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) while under a training session at Kings MMA in Southern California. Shogun is set to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in a rematch of their 2005 Pride match, which Shogun won via a decision.
When asked if Lil Nog can handle the speed and power of Shogun, the former champion says that "everyone knows his game" and that he always is looking for the finish. Shogun was able to visit Kings MMA, read news >>
According to UFC President White a rematch between PRIDE FC veterans Mauricio Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been booked for UFC 161 which takes place at Winnipeg's MTS Centre on June 15 in Manitoba, Canada.
"Shogun" and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira previously met each other in Pride 2005 Middleweight GP Quarterfinal at Pride Critical Countdown 2005 event on 26 June 2005 in Saitama, Saitama, Japan where Rua won by unanimous decision.
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Must be a Brazilian thing. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio Rua will return to the cage later this year when he faces Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 56 (details), which takes place at Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, 2014. And his family is not happy about it (via MMA Fighting): "My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'" Rua told TV show "Agora é Tarde" in Brazil on Wednesday, "and I say that's my job, mom." read news >>
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, a popular UFC light heavyweight and a former champion in both the UFC and the defunct Pride promotion, was reportedly robbed at gunpoint by a group of men in his native Brazil. The story was reported Friday afternoon by Portuguese-language MMA website PVT and later translated by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting: Shogun Rua robbed at gunpoint by four men with rifles in Brazil (@guicruzzz) http://t.co/uVCgNUNRX8 — Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) May 16, 2014 According to the transl read news >>
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"As far as talent goes, I think it’s already spoken for itself as far as who the UFC’s champions are. PRIDE had some top guys. Nogueira’s in there as the [interim] champ, and he wasn’t even the champ in PRIDE anymore. Quinton Jackson was [champ] for a while, and obviously he just lost. Anderson Silva had lost in PRIDE and got booted out of there, and now he’s the UFC champ." --Dan Henderson, August 2008 I believe the expression is, "Going out with a bang." On March 27, 2007, Ultimate Fighting Ch read news >>
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If Mauricio Rua could have one wish this holiday season, it might be for soccer kicks. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Mauricio Rua, UFC read news >>
With opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, and short-notice volunteer Chael Sonnen no longer available, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won't fight at next week's UFC 161 event. read news >>
In what will be just seven weeks since losing a light heavyweight title fight against Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen reportedly will return and save the co-main event spot at UFC 161 against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. read news >>
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is injured and out of next week's UFC 161 co-headliner with light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, but one familiar name has offered his services as a replacement. read news >>
Chael Sonnen has never been one to shy away from poking and prodding his way into a fight, something he’s trying to do again with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured and out of his UFC 161 bout with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. read news >>