Whenever an MMA legend or superstar starts losing their mojo, or more specifically their durability starts to fade, the younger guys smell blood in the water. Right now Mauricio Shogun Rua is bleeding and they can smell it. The same can be said for pro wrestling, really. Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns are currently injured and guys like Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins have joined in the feeding frenzy for their vacated spots. When Stone Cold was injured HHH stated that that there were a bunch of “sharks” who were ready to step in at a moment’s notice while he was gone from WWE TV.
Athletes in sports where money is involved that uses star appeal as a factor in pay will ruthlessly try and position themselves where the money is. Let’s be honest who wouldn’t. Respect and admiration is great, but it doesn’t buy Rolex watches, fancy cars, and does not put food in your kid’s college funds, or food on your table. It’s no secret that in nature there is always a fight to establish who the alpha male of the species is. If the alpha is injured the younger, aggressive males will challenge him until he is defeated – or one of them is dead. Shogun announced on his Facebook page that he was considering dropping to 185 after being on the receiving end of an Ovince St. Preux KO.
Somebody tell Shogun that it is a VERY bad idea to move down to 185. It is a total shark tank down here and we will all eat him up.
Kennedy is a funny guy and a pretty good MMA fighter, but could he beat Shogun Rua is the question. Even if Rua’s chin is weak he still has the one punch KO power to turn off Tim’s lights.