Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was dethroned from his three fight winning streak back at UFC Fight Night 134. Now it would appear that the mixed martial arts veteran is considering retirement.
Rua faced a first round knockout loss to Anthony Smith in his latesst octagon performance. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Mauricio Rua revealed his thoughts on the future.
“I’m really upset, and I plan on ending this contract with the UFC, I have three more fights, and when it’s over, I’ll take a break and talk to my family and my team and see what I’ll do. I want to fight as soon as possible. I was talking to Eduardo (Alonso) yesterday about that. I have a goal. I want to fight again this year, maybe December, and then we’ll see what happens.”
“I plan on ending this contract and then I’ll see what I’ll do with my career.”
“I want to end this contract and then I think I’ll probably stop. I don’t know. I’ll analyze it with my family and my team, everybody.”