If you’re a big fan of “Shogun” Rua then last night was a tough one for you, as the decorated fighter was quickly put away by Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 56. It’s a devastating loss for Rua, not only because it went down in just 34 seconds, but also because the former champ is 1-4 now in his last 5 scraps.
If you missed the fight you can watch the jaw dropping highlights below. There’s no question that some observers were picking “OSP” to win, but not many likely were calling for a KO, while standing, in under one minute.
After the loss, Rua said he’s going to take some time and discuss what’s next with his team. The 32 year-old has already been asked by the UFC to coach the next season of TUF Brazil, so one would think unless he hangs up the gloves, “Shogun” will be back in the Octagon at some juncture.
UFC FN 56 went down in Uberlandia, Brazil.