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Shogun Rua’s Brother ‘Surprised’ By Loss To Chael Sonnen, Calls Out His Coaches

Shogun Rua’s Brother ‘Surprised’ By Loss To Chael Sonnen, Calls Out His Coaches

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua suffered a second consecutive loss for the first time in his professional MMA career this past weekend, as Chael Sonnen caught him in a guillotine choke and forced a tap.

Murilo “Ninja” Rua, a former fighter himself and brother of Shogun’s, recently talked with MMA Fighting about the loss to Sonnen.

“I was surprised,” Ninja said. “Fighting on half-guard against a wrestler isn’t a good strategy.”

Ninja previously helped coach Shogun, but now runs a gas station in their native home of Brazil. He called out those currently directing his brothers career in the interview, saying he “has a lot of shady persons around him.”

“People trying to take advantage of him,” Ninja continued. “People from his camp said I wasn’t good for Mauricio because I made him nervous. Maybe in the future I’ll work with him again, who knows.”

Ninja retired after a third straight loss to Paulo Filho in 2012. He finished his MMA career a one-time EliteXC champion with a record of 20-13-1.

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