Shogun: UFC made it clear I don't need a manager

by Gleidson Venga | source:

On Tuesday Mauricio “Shogun” Rua announced via Twitter that he had split with his manager of some five years, Eduardo Alonso.

"I would like to tell that I no longer work with Eduardo Alonso," said Shogun. "We still friends, as usually."

In an interview with Sherdog, Shogun, offered further details. There are news outlets reporting that you have parted ways with manager Eduardo Alonso over a contract with a marketing agency. Is that true?

Rua: Actually, it wasn’t for that reason. Since Chute Boxe, I’ve always worked with three people or companies: my manager, my coach and a media team that takes care of my image. Unfortunately, I hadn’t found a team that inspired my trust, and now I found a good team.

Eduardo is a very competent guy, but he doesn’t like this way of operating; he prefers one person taking care of everything. Not commanding everything, but overseeing everything. I don’t agree, [I prefer] each guy in his area. I like him, I know he likes me, but there was some conflict of ideas.

My coach is Andre “Dida”, and now I’ve got a company to take care of my image. No one can have power over everything, and I prefer it that way. There are other things that I can’t discuss, but it’s no use to talk about them. He is my friend and I respect him a lot. Who will manage your career now?

Rua: There are some different people helping me with this part right now; I’m still thinking. The UFC has made it clear that we don’t need a manager; all negotiations are conducted by the athletes themselves. A manager today is not like in the Pride days. At that time, they had much more weight. I am in favor of a manager, that’s not the reason that I separated from Eduardo. I want to work with people nearby: Eduardo works in Sao Paulo and I’m in Curitiba. But, this is not the only reason. There are others, like I said.

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tags: UFC   Eduardo Alonso   Mauricio Rua   Shogun   


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john joe site profile image  

2/12/12 7:30 AM by john joe

he's still in brasil, he's got some of the tuf brasil guys and i think he's gonna be comfortable going forward, but i think theres also some personal hurt from the shogun split. It was a bolt from the blue for him

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2/12/12 7:14 AM by Gokudamus stole my name

lol @ everyone basically ignoring Fruhz on the thread while posting about him

KwikTempah site profile image  

2/12/12 5:23 AM by KwikTempah

lol @ Haulport trying to be all cryptic about his retarded graphic designer statement .dumbest thing I've ever read .what was is Haulport , rhetorical ? metaphorical ? we just don't get it , right ?

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2/12/12 4:41 AM by 4thHorsemen

Just wondering... Didn't Eduardo make a thread on here (or maybe posted in a thread) a little while back on the importance of managers.

Team GDP site profile image  

2/12/12 2:57 AM by Team GDP

according to shogun in the interview he works in Sao Paulo. i agree that he will be fine, i just think this situation is unfortunate.  

CindyO site profile image  

2/12/12 2:40 AM by CindyO

 Is Eduardo in Brazil or did he move to the US? If he's there, his life is going to change BIG TIME because of TUF Brazil and the UFC going back for Sonnen VS Silva! He is awesome and I bet he'll have more new athletes to take care of than he knows what to do with. Cindy

Team GDP site profile image  

2/12/12 2:21 AM by Team GDP

 it's unfortunate because eduardo is such a nice guy. pre ufc 128  shoguns interview with ariel you can really see eduardo's passion. 

CindyO site profile image  

2/12/12 2:01 AM by CindyO

 I think so, too. Cindy

Tap In site profile image  

2/12/12 1:34 AM by Tap In

 Most retarded thing I've read all week. Or was that sarcastic?

Megatherium site profile image  

2/12/12 1:27 AM by Megatherium

Fighters are plenty smart enough to negotiate their own contracts.