It’s official. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has reunited with his former Chute Boxe mentor Rafael Cordeiro. Shogun began his training at Kings MMA in Los Angeles earlier this week and his wife and daughter aren’t be far behind. They’re headed to LA as well to be with Mauricio as he prepares for his rematch with Forrest Griffin.
It’s actually quite the team Cordeiro is building over at Kings. One might even call it Chute Boxe 2.0 with Wand, Shogun and Anderson training under the same roof again (at least part-time).
Our team has Wanderlei Silva, Fabricio Werdum, (Andre) Dida, Mauricio Shogun, (Renato) Babalu Mark Munoz, Jake Ellenberger, Krzysztof Soszynsky, Fernando Bettega, Michael Coata, Vitor Viana, Jason Miller, Brett Cooper… Tito Ortiz sometimes comes here to train with us too. Anderson (Silva) comes here in the morning to train with me. I’m really happy to have these bonds with the guys, with whom I had the pleasure to work with for a long time. Yesterday (Tuesday) morning I did a sparring with Anderson and in the afternoon I trained with Shogun. It’s much rewarding. I’m glad that me and my guys have found each other again and I hope the results show that feeling. We always do a serious work, we’re professionals and it can’t be any different.