Mauricio Shogun Rua Talks About Being Robbed At Gun Point

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua spoke this week about the night he was robbed at gunpoint in Brazil, leaving him barefoot and miles from home.

Shogun, speaking via sources said:

“I was doing a photoshoot with Jose Aldo for Venum, and a friend of mine, Pixote, drove me there. After that, we picked up Eduardo (Alonso) and Demian (Maia) at their hotel in Barra da Tijuca and went to dinner at a restaurant. We watched the UFC and then left them at their hotel. Pixote was taking me back to Niteroi, and when we were about to get to the Rio-Niteroi bridge, a car stopped in front of us and four men jumped out of it with guns. There was nothing we could have done. I left everything inside the car. I thought about getting my wallet and phone, but maybe they would think I was getting a gun so I left everything there. We were at Linha Vermelha, at 2:30 a.m., and we had to walk two miles to get at the nearest police station. I’m glad no one got hurt.”

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