Shogun Interview part 3 of 3

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impartial journalism hears both sides of the argument, Champion Lyoto Machida came to our studios in the end of 2009, now it’s the right of the challenge to speak
But before we get there we’ll first dissect “Rua-nish”, the dialect spoken by both Murilo “Ninja” Rua, and Maurício “Shogun” Rua
Shogun; why is it that no one understands what you and your brother say?
Well, actually people understands when I speak, but Ninja is the one that is complicated. but if people concentrate they’ll understand
Some people that are not accustomed with me don’t understand anything, but after a week of knowing me they’ll understand everything
But Ninja is on another level, he’s a black belt in “Rua-nish”
I was telling people on UDL today, the guy that understands Ninja on a Nextel with a mouth piece after a training session, that guy will receive a black belt in “Rua-nish”
If you are having a title fight, the challenger has to “beat the champ to become the champ”
And I saw it this way, Lyoto had a certain advantage in some rounds, Shogun had a certain advantage in other rounds
but summarizing, the “little” Shogun did more than Lyoto is not enough for you to become champion
I thought Shogun had a small advantage, but I agree that it was not enough to win the belt
Unfortunately this happens, everyone knows this, in reality you have to really beat the guy because the guy is the champion
This talk about “you have to beat the champion to become the champion” doesn’t exist. We as athletes, no one ever said this, if a guy is champion he has a certain advantage over you?
It doesn’t matter if the guy is champion, the fight starts even, it doesn’t matter if the other guy has the belt
It’s the same with a fight that happened before mine, where Forrest was facing Rampage, where Page was champion and Forrest was challenging
It was a tough fight where I actually thought Page won, but they gave it to Forrest
So this mentality that “you have to beat the champ to become the champ” does not exist
we are a little under three months away from the rematch with Lyoto
Right now I’m still doing more physical training and not the tactical part of the fight. So my training sessions are still normal
Glaube is someone that comes from Karate, he’s tall, I like him a lot as a person
I was a big fan of his before getting to know him, now that I know him, I’m even a bigger fan
He’s such a humble guy, the other day at the academy he was hitting the punching bag
and he spilled some water on the floor and he was asking me where the mop was so he could clean it up
And I said; “fuck Glaube, you’re a world champion, don’t worry about it, it’s cool”. He’s very humble
For sure he brings a lot to the team, he has a lot to teach us
I am an MMA athlete, I like to train Muay Thai, BJJ, wrestling
When I fought Lyoto I tried to take him down, but I did not insist that much because I was comfortable standing with him
Obviously, having me on top of Lyoto on the ground is a tactic, but sometimes we can become tired doing the wrong strategy
So it’s something that I will think about carefully for the rematch
As I said, this first fight is in the past now, and I use it as a motivational tool only
It only depends on me to become champion so…
If I bite this opportunity with anger and will, it could end up being bad for me
So for sure I will be focused and impose my strategy. God willing I will be able to put all that I train for inside the ring
So I will have a strategy worked out and won’t go in there with anger. I will do as I have trained for come fight time
May justice be done, Lyoto and Shogun are fine examples of fighters that live and talk with behavior and posture
Mauricio Shogun has always emphasized on the value of fighting inside the ring and the stupidity of fighting in the streets
We’ll close today’s Sensei with the example given by the ring fighter and not street fighter, Mauricio Shogun Rua
"Don’t fight in the streets, fight in the ring"
Hey guys, there are a lot of differences between a fight in the street and a fight in the ring
Us fighters go through a whole preparation to fight professionally. When we face someone we are prepared for them
It’s a professional environment where there are referees, you have a corner and everything is professional. A brawl is savagery
As the brawl starts something captures our attention. An attacker holding a camera stand provokes the officers inside the field
He’s known as Alexandre “Sangue”, 21 years old and an aspirant to become a professional fighter
He used to train in Mauricio Shogun Rua’s academy, a respected athlete in MMA, the old “Vale Tudo”
When he became aware that the student was involved in the brawl, Shogun expelled Alexandre from his academy
There are rules in the academy, and this is one of them
If you fight in the streets…
-If you fight in the streets you’re out
Ever since I began MMA, when I fought Rafael “Capoeira”, they told me he fought in the streets and it was something that gave me more motivations to beat him up
Even in the post-fight interview I mentioned this
It’s something I was against ever since I started MMA, the difference between a “fighter” and a “brawler”
Yeah, I was already mad at him but once I knew he fights in the streets I was even more angry. That’s why I went after him
So, don’t fight in the streets, fight in the ring. “Oss”.