Dana White has urged Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua to contemplate retiring after his damaging defeat to Paul Craig at UFC 255.
Virtually a 12 months after their thrilling first combat in Brazil, Craig claimed his revenge on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas by forcing the previous light-heavyweight champion to undergo strikes within the second spherical.
The Scot advised talkSPORT.com he can be honoured to be the final combat for ‘Shogun’ within the octagon and it seems as if the tip is nigh.
Rua, who can be 39 on Wednesday, took to Instagram to indicate off a ugly elbow damage he sustained within the opening spherical.
“Sadly issues didn’t exit the way in which I might have appreciated final night time and this is part of our sport,” he wrote.
“I suffered an damage to my elbow on the primary time I used to be taken down, however this serves as no excuse, as it’s a part of combating and it doesn’t take method any deserves from my opponent.”
Defeat to the ‘Bearjew’ will hit even more durable for Rua with the damage compounded by calls from his boss to name it a day.
After as soon as holding the light-heavyweight title, Dana White advised the media on the post-fight press convention he needs to see the legend name it a day.
“I hope it’s, I hope that tonight was his final night time,” White mentioned on the UFC 255 post-fight press convention. “I want to see him retire.”
“[Paul Craig] seemed good and to not take something away from him in any respect, he got here and did what he needed to do tonight.
“However simply being sincere, Shogun didn’t seem like Shogun to me tonight.
“Shogun seemed outdated and seemed like a shell of his former self tonight. Yeah, I’d prefer to see him hold it up hopefully.”