Shogun Rua gives details on car jacking

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The former UFC champ describes being car jacked at rifle point and decries the Brazilian government's approach to security.

We posted last week on Mauricio "Shogun" Rua being robbed at gun point in Brazil. Now he's spoken to MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz and has additional details. Here's what Shogun says happened.

"I was doing a photoshoot with Jose Aldo for Venum, and a friend of mine, Pixote, drove me there. After that, we picked up Eduardo and Demian at their hotel in Barra da Tijuca and went to dinner at a restaurant. We watched the UFC and then left them at their hotel."

"Pixote was taking me back to Niteroi, and when we were about to get to the Rio-Niteroi bridge, a car stopped in front of us and four men jumped out of it with guns. There was nothing we could have done.

"I left everything inside the car. I thought about getting my wallet and phone, but maybe they would think I was getting a gun so I left everything there. We were at Linha Vermelha, at 2:30 a.m., and we had to walk two miles to get at the nearest police station. I'm glad no one got hurt."

Awful stuff. Glad Shogun's alright.

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