In this interview with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, the title holder compares himself to his UFC 128 challenger, Jon Jones. Shogun won the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix at age 23, the same that Jon Jones is now, but Shogun is confident that he will defend his strap on March 19th.
An Inside Pulse "original", SMS is one of the founding members of Inside Pulse and serves as the Chief Marketing Officer on the Executive Board. Smith is a fan of mixed martial arts and runs two sections of IP as Editor in Chief, RadioExile.com and InsideFights.com. Having covered music festivals around the world as well as conducting interviews with top-class professional wrestlers and musicians, he switched gears from music coverage at Radio Exile to MMA after the first The Ultimate Fighter Finale. He resides with his wife in New York City.