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9/13/10 9:42 AM
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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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9/13/10 9:50 AM
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 Ninja handed out one of my favorite beatdowns ever to that Aussie douchebag Tony bunello (sp). God that was glorious.

9/13/10 9:54 AM
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In before someone claims the only reason you'd turn down a $$$ fight with Saku is because Dream wanted a work.
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why hasn't these guys signed with the UFC yet???
9/13/10 10:06 AM
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Ufc!! Phone Post
9/13/10 10:09 AM
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SgtJustinTeplitz - why HAVEN'T these guys signed with the UFC yet???


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T-Ham -  Ninja handed out one of my favorite beatdowns ever to that Aussie douchebag Tony bunello (sp). God that was glorious.




Best beating ever. Rape choke to KO goodness.
9/13/10 10:32 AM
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^for sure, especially after that staredown. Total domination.
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 Is Ninja OK physically?   Wasn't there a thread about something recently?  Hopefully all is well.
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Shogun used to be Ninja's brother... now Ninja is Shogun's Brother. 

9/13/10 11:25 AM
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Would love to see Ninja vs. Bisping Phone Post
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frankiscool -  Is Ninja OK physically?   Wasn't there a thread about something recently?  Hopefully all is well.

 expand?


Brain trauma, permanantly slurred speach etc... these were the reports I had heard, and were being discussed here a few weeks back.
9/13/10 11:45 AM
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Jordan Breen mentions something about Ninja Rua having had two brain surgeries and the word around Brazil being he doesn't speak right anymore.

No one to my knowledge has ever confirmed this though.
9/13/10 12:06 PM
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sweepnchoke - Jordan Breen mentions something about Ninja Rua having had two brain surgeries and the word around Brazil being he doesn't speak right anymore.

No one to my knowledge has ever confirmed this though.


God I hope that isn't true, just the thought makes me want to cry :( Always a fan of his
9/13/10 12:51 PM
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Watching Ninja pummel that shit talking white trash butt flopper was classic.
9/13/10 1:13 PM
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cluster - In before someone claims the only reason you'd turn down a $$$ fight with Saku is because Dream wanted a work.



I must admit, the thought crossed my mind
9/13/10 1:16 PM
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Ninja mean mugged Sak big time after the fight when he beat up Matsui good. Ever since then i wanted Sak to get him.
9/13/10 1:37 PM
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Mma_Dawg - <p>Shogun used to be Ninja's brother... now Ninja is Shogun's Brother. </p>



idk if Shogun was ever Ninjas brother but ever since they have been in Pride i think Shogun was always known as the superior fighter
9/13/10 2:07 PM
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sweepnchoke - Jordan Breen mentions something about Ninja Rua having had two brain surgeries and the word around Brazil being he doesn't speak right anymore.

No one to my knowledge has ever confirmed this though.


I heard Breen is a drug addict
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Mma_Dawg - <p>Shogun used to be Ninja's brother... now Ninja is Shogun's Brother. </p>



idk if Shogun was ever Ninjas brother but ever since they have been in Pride i think Shogun was always known as the superior fighter



It was because Ninja was in Pride first.
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Just for the record, I said those things in Portuguese and translation is not quite correct.
I never said I wanted Ninja to have the greatest challenge of his career, I said I wanted him to have a "greater challenge in 2011, so he could motivate himself and see where he is at right now, no excuses"

Thanks,

Eduardo Alonso.
9/17/10 11:39 PM
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T-Ham -  Ninja handed out one of my favorite beatdowns ever to that Aussie douchebag Tony bunello (sp). God that was glorious.


 Yes. Ninja also absorbed one of my favorite beatdowns from Sergei.
always hoping for good things for Ninja hope everything works out.
 
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fruhzs - Just for the record, I said those things in Portuguese and translation is not quite correct.
I never said I wanted Ninja to have the greatest challenge of his career, I said I wanted him to have a "greater challenge in 2011, so he could motivate himself and see where he is at right now, no excuses"

Thanks,

Eduardo Alonso.


hey eduardo, would it be possible for you to address the ninja brain damage rumors? he is one of my favorite fighters and it concerns the fans. i understand if you can't though. thanks

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