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  1. 'Shogun' hints at possible drop in weight

    Brett Okamoto

    Following the quickest loss of his career -- and his second consecutive loss by knockout -- Mauricio Rua hinted at a possible change in weight class on Monday. "Shogun," the former UFC light heavyweight champion, suffered a 34-second knockout loss...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  2. UFC Fight Night 55/56 Report Card: Michael Bisping's title aspira...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Night 55 and 56.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  3. UFC Fight Night 56: Ovince Saint Preux chops down Mauricio Rua in...

    Brett Okamoto

    Ovince Saint Preux stopped former light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua just seconds into their UFC Fight Night 56 main event in Brazil on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  4. Rua feels he has 'four to five' more years

    Brett Okamoto

    Mauricio Rua says his nose is still beautiful. In fact, he jokes, it looks better than ever. "Shogun" (22-9) is about seven months removed from surgery on a badly broken nose, which he suffered during a TKO loss to Dan Henderson in March. It wa...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  5. Evolving trumps history for Machida

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When it finally came time for former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida to make his long-anticipated move to middleweight, it just kind of happened. There was little fanfare. The UFC called, offered Machida a fight at 185 p...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua reportedly rob...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was reportedly robbed at gunpoint during a recent stay in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  7. UFC Fight Night 38: Henderson stops Rua in rematch

    Brett Okamoto

    Dan Henderson rebounded from some early damage to stop Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Round 3 of their rematch at UFC Fight Night 38 in Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  8. Hendo on TRT ban, Shogun rematch, Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    There is one fight Dan Henderson admits he doesn't like his chances in -- and it's one that involves the recent bans of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Henderson, 43, was approved to use TRT ahead of his fight against Mauricio Rua this wee...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Mauricio Rua-Dan Henderson rematch to headline UFC Fight Night 38...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight bout between Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson will headline a televised UFC event on March 23 in Natal, Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  10. Cat Zingano's husband Mauricio found dead near home

    Brett Okamoto

    Mauricio Zingano, husband and coach to UFC female bantamweight contender Cat Zingano, was found dead on Monday near his home in Denver. He was 37.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  11. UFC Fight Night 33 -- Hunt, Silva fight to a draw in slugfest

    Brett Okamoto

    Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva produced a late candidate for fight of the year with their brutal majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  12. Rua addresses those who say he's 'done'

    Brett Okamoto

    Days before Chael Sonnen fought Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in Las Vegas in November, he gave an interesting take on his previous opponent, Mauricio Rua. In August, Sonnen submitted Rua via guillotine choke in the first round of their light heavyweig...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  13. State of the light heavyweights

    Brett Okamoto

    Stream-of-consciousness-style thoughts on Jon Jones versus Alexander Gustafsson, followed by a light heavyweight edition of Pretenders and Contenders. Let's go. I scored the title fight in favor of Gustafsson 48-47. I gave him the first three roun...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  14. UFC in Boston primer: Rua's last stand?

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC Fight Night 26 suffers from the same ailment nearly every UFC card will suffer from the rest of the year: It's not UFC 168 ... or 167 ... or 166. Chris Weidman versus Anderson Silva is a fighting fan's Christmas. Georges St-Pierre versus Johny Hen...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. UFC on Fox 5 recap: Benson Henderson defends lightweight title

    Brett Okamoto

    "Smooth" Benson Henderson faced little in the way of opposition while defending his lightweight title against Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  16. Verdict still out on how much Rua has left

    Brett Okamoto

    SEATTLE -- Talking with a longtime MMA trainer earlier this week via text, I asked for his thoughts on the light heavyweight bout between Mauricio Rua and Alexander Gustafsson scheduled in the upcoming UFC on Fox event. His response: "How much doe...

    Blog | December 06, 2012