Shogun Rua Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil

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Mauricio Shogun Rua found himself in some interesting trouble recently in Brazil, that trouble being four armed gunmen robbing him on his way home after a dinner in Brazil. Rua was at dinner with some of his sponsors, his manager Eduardo Alanso as well as fellow UFC fighter Demian Maia when later on that night things took an odd turn. Shogun Rua was driving back to his hotel in Niteroi when he was stopped by four armed men who stole his friend’s car as well as the clothes off his back.

“We were in Rio de Janeiro with Demain and we went to dinner with Mauricio at a restaurant,” Alonso told PVT. “At the end of the night, he left us at the hotel at Barra da Tijuca and drove back to Niteroi, where he was staying. He was driving a friend’s car at Linha Vermelha and he was forced to stop by another guy with four men armed with rifles.

“They took his clothes, money and his friend’s car. They said ‘I know who you are, you’re a fighter. Don’t try anything.’ It was a sad situation.”

Rua had to walk a mile to the nearest police station without shoes or a shirt, which meant that not many were going to stop to help him in the dead of night on a dangerous expressway. Shogun Rua remained unharmed by the event. [source]