Post a reply to the thread: Shogun?
Click here to log in
What is the last name of UFC's President?
You may choose an icon for your message from this list
Will turn www.example.com into [URL]http://www.example.com[/URL].
Here's a fairly recent interview with Shogun that should help:
Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua was recently interviewed by Brazilian magazine 'Tatame'. Here's what Shogun had to say (interview by Andre Araujo, translation by Ricardo Alonso):
Tatame: Did you see the first round of the PRIDE Open Weight GP? Did anyone surprise you? In your opinion, who is the favorite to win the Open Weight GP title?
Shogun: In all honesty, there were no surprises. The fighters who won were stronger, they were the favorites. I didn't see the fights, I only heard the commentary. In my opinion, Minotauro and Vanderlei are the favorites.
Tatame: How did the controversy with Mark Coleman end up being resolved? Will there be a rematch? You have not accepted this defeat, correct?
Shogun: That's for sure. I want to show the entire world that I am capable of beating him. Coleman is a great athlete and I'd like very much to face him again, but it all depends on PRIDE.
Tatame: Is it true that you surprised your doctors with how fast you are recovering?
Shogun: Yes, they've been impressed with my fast recovery... I'd like to thank Marcio Mamba, Dr. Carlos, and Vita Hospital for their assistance. I've already started to swim and do some running. I was going crazy at home, not being able to train. I was wanting badly to get back to training, and I just started my Muay Thai training today. I did some shadow boxing and some kicks on the bag. I'll still take it slowly getting back into Jiu-Jitsu, but I'll be training Muay Thai three times a week while I continue my physiotherapy to fully recover from my elbow surgery.
Tatame: Can your fans expect a return to the ring in the second half of the year?
Shogun: Even though the doctors have confirmed that I'm recovering rapidly, they've also said that the earliest I can return to fighting is in September. I won't be able to help Vanderlei (Silva) much right now, but as I recover more I will be able to help him more so that he can win the Open Weight GP belt.
i know this has been done before, but anyone know the update on shougun's injuries. ?