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Shogun Rua

Maurício Milani "Shogun" Rua (Portuguese pronunciation: [mawˈɾisiu ˈʁuɐ]; born November 25, 1981) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed Shogun, Rua was the winner of the PRIDE Fighting Championship's 2005 Middleweight (205 lb) Grand Prix. He received a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Nino Schembri after winning the Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix. Rua is currently ranked as the #1 Light Heavyweight fighter in the world, #4 pound for pound best fighter in the world by Yahoo! and the #6 pound for pound best fighter in the world by Sherdog. He became famous for his wild, aggressive style, and use of stomps and football kicks to downed opponents. Maurício was born in Curitiba, Brazil. His family also lives in Curitiba. His father is a successful businessman that runs his own business. His mother was a track athlete and is currently a marathon runner.

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UFC Star 'Shogun' Rua -- ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN BRAZIL

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UFC superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was robbed at gunpoint -- by 4 scumbags with shotguns -- during a recent trip to Brazil ... taking his car, cash and even his CLOTHES. Rua's manager… READ MORE >

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