Pride veteran and former EliteXC champion, Murilo “Ninja” Rua turned 30 yars old in 2010, but he still does not have a home on MMA. Since Pride closed its doors, in 2007, the fighter fought in six different events, but could not reach a safe place, something he is has been trying to find for a long time. With four wins on the last 12 months, all by knockouts or submissions, Ninja hopes for new and good things for the year to come.
“There’re a lot of things happening related to Murilo. I’m trying to define his future in 2011”, said manager Eduardo Alonso, revealing that the main goal is to sign with a big event next year. “We’ve straightened a good way to go with good wins and now we wanted him to have the greatest challenge of his career, to find within himself the motivation to face those challenges ... “It came up a possibility for him to fight in Europe, Israel and Hawaii, but everything is just a speculation yet”.
Ninja got close to a fight n DREAM in April of 2009, but since it was pretty close to the fight between his brother Shogun against Lyoto Machida, he decided to cancel the bout. “There’s still the possibility of him coming back to Dream”, Alonso said. “They even said something about him fighting (Kazushi) Sakuraba, but they’re old friends, so it didn’t happen." he said. “We want Murilo on the United Stated in 2011, on a bigger event ..."
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