Shogun Rua’s Family Wants Him To Retire

Mauricio Rua has been forced to field questions about retirement at nearly every press conference he is a part of. Now the questions are coming from his own family.

“My mother asks me ‘you really have to fight?'” Rua told TV show “Agora é Tarde” in Brazil on Wednesday, “and I say that’s my job, mom.”

Rua initially entered the UFC in 2007 with an impressive 16-2 MMA record, but went 6-7 inside the Octagon with four stoppage losses. According to the MMA veteran, his wife Renata Rua also wants him to retire.

“I do this for 13 years,” he said. “Every month, my wife and my mother meet and try to make me stop (fighting), but I tell them that’s what I love to do.”

“Shogun” returns to the Octagon on Nov. 8 against Jimi Manuwa.

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