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Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Report: “Shogun” Rua’s Manager Wants Fighter to Compete at 195 Pounds Next

"Shogun" Rua (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Following his stunning and quick loss to Ovince St. Preux last Saturday, “Shogun” Rua relayed he would consider changing weight classes, and it looks like his management team is also in favor of the move.

Rua was stopped in just 34 seconds at UFC Fight Night 56, which handed the former light-heavyweight champ his fourth defeat in five fights. On the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, Ariel Helwani reported that Rua’s manager (Eduardo Alonso) wants the fighter to compete at 195 next. Then, the 32 year-old would move to 185 pounds, where Alonso believes Rua could reinvigorate his career.

The only man Rua has defeated since August, 2012, is James Te Huna, who he KO’d in the opening round last December. In his last five fights, Rua has also been defeated by Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen.

Observers have questioned whether Rua might benefit from moving to middleweight for some time, but the fighter has expressed concerns about his ability to make the weight.


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