At UFC 132, former UFC Lightheavyweight champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua saw former Chute Boxe teammate and current training partner at at Kings MMA, in CaliforniaWanderlei Silva knocked out by Chris Leben in only 27 seconds.
“I haven’t seen Wanderlei, I’m in San Diego and he’s in Las Vegas, but I was sad about the defeat”, said Shogun, in a chat with TATAME. “It’s really sad to see Wanderlei getting knocked out like that, but what can we do, it happens with who is up there.”
“Wanderlei was doing fine, motivated, thrilled, he wanted to fight really badly… We trained together before the fight and he was glad.
“IWanderlei retiring) must come from the athlete himself… I hope to see how long my body can last. It’s a good thing for the moment where’s in now and the fans are really being supportive and make a living in this sport is tough, so you have to know better. Each one thinks in a different way, and it’s a personal call”.
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