Shogun Rua's Manager Denies Retirement Rumors

Dana White may have let slip that Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has retired.

During a live stream on ESPN+, Dana White appears to have announced that Mauricio Rua has retired. White has spoken about his desire to see "Shogun" retire as recently as the post-UFC 255 press conference when he said the following.

Daniel Cormier Proclaims: "Fedor Emelianenko In The UFC Between 2009-11, Average At Best"

Rua's longtime manager, Eduardo Alonso, denied the retirement claims in a statement to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.

“I hope that tonight is his last night – I would like to see him retire,” White said (h/t Middleeasy) after UFC 255. “Just being honest: ‘Shogun’ didn’t look like ‘Shogun’ to me tonight. ‘Shogun’ looked old and like a shell of his former self tonight. So yeah, I’d like to see him hang it up, hopefully.”

Rua, 39, has been fighting professionally since 2002. The UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix champion is coming off a second-round TKO loss to Paul Craig. He is 2-2-1 in his last five fights.

Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web