The DREAM of a Ninja: Murilo Rua to fight on April 5th

Pride FC veteran and former Elite XC Middleweight Champion, Murilo “Ninja” Rua (16-9-1) will reportedly be fighting on the upcoming DREAM 8 card on April 5th in Nagoya, Japan.

“Ninja’s” last bout was at Elite XC: Heat and was broadcast live on CBS in October ’08. His opponent was Benji Radach. “Ninja” ended up losing the bout by TKO due to punches in round two. Also appearing on the card was the infamous Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli fight.

Incidentally, “Ninja’s” last bout with Elite XC was the last time they ever aired on network television and a little over two weeks later the promotion ceased operations.

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Dana White gives Iceman an ultimatum

Chuck Liddell (21-6) fought one time in 2008. That is the least number of fights “The Iceman” has fought in a year’s time since beginning his professional career in 1998 at UFC 17.

Liddell’s lone 2008 outing did not end well for the man once feared the MMA world over for his knockout power. On September 6, 2008 at UFC 88, Rashad Evans (13-0-1) left Liddell in an unconscious heap inside the Octagon at Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an image that sent a deafening silence over the thousands of fans who were cheering just seconds before. It was scary.

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Mann Talk – Give Shogun a Break

‘Mann Talk’ is a new weekly column from PRO MMA ( staff writer, Richard Mann.

I’ll admit it. Since I don’t really like shelling out the almost 50 bucks it takes to buy a UFC pay per view, I usually head over to the local Hooters to check out the fights. Naturally everyone suspects that I have ulterior motives, especially my girlfriend who isn’t too fond of the girls in the orange shorts and push up bras.

Even though it is free it is always pretty hectic, so I miss out on most of Joe Rogan’s shockingly one-sided commentary. However, there are perks to watching the show along side the meat of the UFC’s fan base. During the Mauricio Shogun Rua versus Mark Coleman fight, the fans were continually voicing their displeasure with the Brazilian’s performance.

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Mark Coleman – post UFC 93 interview (video)

Mark Coleman is extremely upset after his TKO loss to Shogun Rua Saturday at UFC 93. He admits it is the most disappointing loss of his career due to the referee stopping the bout with only a few seconds left in the match. Coleman talks as if he’s nowhere near retiring which is a bit surprising considering he’s forty-four years of age.

A post-UFC 93 interview with Alan Belcher is after the jump…

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UFC 93 post-fight press conference

Here are UFC 93 fighters at the post-fight press conference:
Dan Henderson

Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle, and Shogun after the jump…

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Dana White UFC 93 video blog #7

This video was filmed on Saturday, 1-17-09 and is Dana’s final blog for UFC 93. Dana dominates Bisping at UFC Undisputed. Joe Rogan makes a very Irish special appearance. Semmy Schilt and Alistair Overeem both meet with Dana and Dana expresses his interest in having both of them in the UFC. The Shogun vs. Liddell … Read more

Shogun says Mark Coleman has no honor

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3) gets a chance for redemption at UFC 93 on Jan.17 in Dublin, Ireland when he faces Mark “The Hammer” Coleman (15-8).

In February 2006 at PRIDE 31, Shogun lost a fight to Coleman by TKO when he fell to the mat, landed the wrong way and broke his arm early in round one. While most fighters would not revel in a win of this nature, Coleman celebrated his victory as if he had won a World MMA Grand Prix. On top of that, a riot broke out between the two camps.

Shogun recently spoke to MMA Sports magazine and discussed what getting another shot at Coleman means to him. Shogun also responds to hearing that Thierry Sokoudjou (5-3) wants to fight him.

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New interview with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

In this new exclusive video interview by the MMA Analyst, Shogun talks about his recovery from injury, his new training facility and his departure from Chute Box. Shogun also talks about his brother, Murillo “Ninja” Rua, and how he thinks he would do in the UFC. He said that Murillo used to get beat up a lot in the streets and his parents encouraged him to learn to defend himself and this is how they got started with fighting. Shogun talks about his toughest and most important fights, cage vs. ring, and adjusting to the UFC rules.

Shogun says there is only one person he would never fight. Shogun thinks Forrest was the correct winner in his fight against Rampage. He lets us in on who he thinks is the top pound for pound fighter in the world and also who he thinks would win between Randy and Fedor. The MMA Analyst also asks Shogun some non-MMA topics that shed some light on Shogun the person and he’s very honest and funny in his assessment of the MMA Analyst’s interviewing skills.

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