Shogun training with Freddie Roach: 'now I punch like Superman'


Former UFC light heavyweight champion and 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix champion Mauricio Rua, who fights Chael Sonnen at UFC Fight Night 26 on August 17, got in a training session with famed striking coach Freddie Roach.

"This all happened because my manager contacted Freddie Roach and his team and scheduled some training sessions," said 'Shogun'. "It's been really good for me because I've learned some details to improve my fighting."

"He really saw an improvement in my punches because of the coaching he gave me. So now I punch like Superman."

Roach explains.

"When we started, he really didn't know how to pivot and put his full weight behind the punches and so forth, but we've been working on that," said Roach adding "it doesn't take long for him to pick it up."

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Bellator Fan site profile image  

8/9/13 8:17 PM by Bellator Fan

One of the greatest MMA fighters of all time in fact. The truth most MMA guys have horrible boxing fundamentals.

bileye site profile image  

8/9/13 8:00 PM by bileye

I'd love to see a mini doc on his training with Freddie. I mean when he first started Roach said he hit like a girl, now shogun says he hits like superman. A behind the scenes would be awesome.

sakurabasHeadBeatAronasKnee site profile image  

8/9/13 5:20 PM by sakurabasHeadBeatAronasKnee

Cool although we'll have to see how productive working in his boxing his whilst preparing for a wrassltfucker

cheesesteak site profile image  

8/9/13 4:07 PM by cheesesteak

  Thanks for your the gif. VTFU

Leck Brosnar site profile image  

8/9/13 9:33 AM by Leck Brosnar

You are right, I even remember the video but thought this was a more recent session. Damn this UFC propaganda I say.

eXtv site profile image  

8/9/13 8:53 AM by eXtv

This is footage for when he was training for Lil Nog. The UFC has just re-released the video.

JStrongMMA site profile image  

8/9/13 8:51 AM by JStrongMMA

I never said it was! I have seen this video and read about him working with Roach for this camp to improve his boxing about a month ago. I just hope he is focusing more on his tdd rather than elements of his game that he already holds an advantage over Chael with.

Jesus KO'd stayrad site profile image  

8/9/13 6:11 AM by Jesus KO'd stayrad

My point is yet again, do u really think this is the only thin he had even working on for his camp! Te answer is No you asshat, so why make the cunty statement in your first post in the frat place like you were in on some golden advice that the trainers in his camp won't have.

12SixElbow site profile image  

8/9/13 5:44 AM by 12SixElbow

Crazy to think of such a great fighter like Shogun, then hear Roach say his mechanics are off

fightharder site profile image  

8/9/13 5:39 AM by fightharder

God,I hope Shogun wins. Nothing against Chael but it always hard to root against someone with Shogun style.Having said that my brain still says that Sonnen probably will win. I am afraid he will get the take-down and will be able to keep Shogun down.I am a little afraid that Shogun might be a little to shopworn. He just took a little to much damage. Hope i am wrong though.