Famous in the MMA world, Murilo and Mauricio Rua, better known as Ninja and Shogun, respectively, await word of when they shall return to action. Ninja is waiting on Dream, while Shogun waits on the UFC, as his fight with Lyoto Machida, for the light heavyweight belt, could be postponed or sped up. Meanwhile, work at Universidade da Luta, in Curitiba, doesn’t stop.
“I’m training full time, but, for now, nothing is certain yet. I believe I should be in Dream in March and in Shine in April. God willing, all will go well. This is why I won’t be at Bitetti Combat in Brasilia. But I’ll fight at Bitetti again this year,” Ninja told GRACIEMAG.com.
Shogun’s case depends on an answer from the UFC. His fight is set for May 1, in Canada. However, as an important boxing bout is set for the same day, with star Manny Pacquiao, the date may be moved.
“My brother is training full time to keep up his stamina. He doesn’t yet have a fixed date for his fight, but he’s doing maintenance work. We’re training every day, doing physical conditioning, Jiu-Jitsu and muay thai. We’re carrying on normally, as though our fights were a sure thing,” he says in finishing.
Check out the highlights of the brothers in action: