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Dana White: Shogun Looked Like A Shell Of Himself, Should Retire

Dana White believes that UFC 255 should be the last time we see Mauricio “Shogun” Rua compete in MMA. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has certainly had a Hall of Fame career, dating back to his successful Pride run all the way through his 13 years in the UFC, which includes one...

UFC on ESPN 14 Highlights: Mauricio Rua Edges Out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Trilogy

Mauricio Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira brought the fight in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 14. This was their third fight against each other as the former UFC light heavyweight champion had won the previous two bouts.  The two fighters met in a light heavyweight bout on Saturday...

‘Shogun’ Rua Aims For KO Win Over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira At UFC on ESPN 14

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua hopes to get the knockout victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in their third encounter. In the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 14, Rua and Nogueira will collide one more time. "Shogun" is 2-0 against "Lil' Nog." Nogueira has said this will be the final bout of...

Shogun Rua Believes He Only Has A Couple Of Fights Left In His Career

Shogun Rua knows his time as a professional MMA fighter is winding down. On Saturday night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 3, Rua is having his trilogy bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Lil Nog has already said he will be retiring after the fight. But, the former...

Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 3 Set For July 25

Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will have their trilogy fight on July 25. Rua and Nogueira were set to fight on UFC 250 when the card was on May 9 in Brazil. Yet, the fight, along with the card was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, the promotion...

Glover Teixeira Explains Why He Isn’t Interested In Fighting ‘Shogun’ Rua

Glover Teixeira has changed his mind on wanting a bout with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Teixeira is set to collide with Ion Cutelaba this Saturday night (April 27). The bout will be featured on the main card of UFC Fort Lauderdale. Texieira initially wanted to take on Rua, but now he's...

Glover Teixeira Calls Out Shogun Rua for Next Fight

You would never know that Glover Teixeira had just finished vanquishing Karl Roberson moments before fielding post-fight questions from reporters backstage at UFC Brooklyn based on his eagerness to continue fighting. Glover Teixeira was able to pull out the come-from-behind victory over Karl Roberson in a fight that could...

Shogun Not Thinking About UFC Title Right Now

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua could very well be on his way back to a UFC light heavyweight title shot. However, he's not thinking about that right now. Rua has won four of his last five fights inside the Octagon. His victories include names such as Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Corey Anderson, Gian...

Shogun Rua Discusses Title Shot Opportunity & MMA Future

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua picked up the upset victory at UFC Adelaide over sizable favorite Tyson Pedro in front of Pedro’s home country of Australia and made one thing crystal clear: he is far from done in this sport. The win certainly didn’t come easy for Rua, however. In fact,...

Shogun Rua Considering Retirement Once UFC Deal Ends

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua may hang up his gloves at the end of his current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) deal. Rua is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Anthony Smith in the first round. Going into the bout, "Shogun" was riding a three-fight winning streak. Rua's prime years have been...

Shogun Rua Reacts To Brutal UFC Hamburg Loss To Anthony Smith

Last night (Sun. July 22, 2018) former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's dreams of perhaps re-capturing 205-pound gold went up in smoke. The Brazilian was stopped in the first round by Anthony Smith by way of brutal knockout. Smith will likely climb up the ladder to take on...

UFC Hamburg Highlights: Anthony Smith Viciously KO’s Shogun Rua

Anthony Smith predicted he'd viciously KO Shogun Rua at UFC Hamburg, and boy did he follow through on his words. Anthony Smith’s first round KO of Shogun Rua marks the second straight legend put away by the Lionheart. After knocking out Rashad Evans at UFC 225, he moved his attention to...

Anthony Smith Explains Why He is Favored over Shogun Rua

If you’re wondering if Anthony Smith gave any pause before agreeing to fight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Hamburg this weekend, wonder no more. It’s not that Antonio Smith takes pride in being a throwback fighter who is willing to take on anyone anytime, it’s that it just comes naturally...

Anthony Smith Predicts “Vicious Knockout” for Shogun Rua

Anthony Smith is ready to win again as he steps in as the short-notice replacement to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 134. Speaking to James Lynch recently, Smith says that while this turnaround may seem sudden, fans have no reason to be surprised by the fact...

Shogun Rua Believes he’s on The Verge of UFC Title Shot

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua, also known by his nickname Shogun Rua, believes he’s close to a title fight. Rua was expected to fight former title contender Volkan Oezdemir at the upcoming UFC Hamburg event but that fight got scrapped once it was revealed that Oezdemir was...