The fighter didn’t just leave UFC 255 with a loss, as he also suffered an elbow injury at the event, which Rua revealed on Instagram, while also revealing that he is thinking about the future of his professional MMA career:
Unfortunately things didn’t go out the way I would have liked last night , and this is a part of our sport. I suffered an injury to my elbow on the first time I was taken down, but this serves as no excuse, as it is part of fighting and it doesn’t take way any merits from my opponent.
An athletes’ career is not only made of glory and thank God I was already blessed many times with the reward of victory, due to a lot of sacrifices and effort, that only those who live our everyday routine really knows what we go trough.
I want to thank all the amazing support from you guys, as always. I’m blessed for being able to do this for 18 years already, and here in 2020 you guys are the great motivation I carry with me, and that it makes me continue this far. Now I’m going to rest with my family, and think about my career. I know that my mission in this sport goes way beyond the octagon as well. Thanks a lot guys.
Rua, who is a former UFC light heavyweight champion, has won five of his last eight in the UFC and is ranked #14 in the light heavyweight division.