Dana White has urged Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua to think about retiring after his damaging defeat to Paul Craig at UFC 255.
Virtually a yr after their thrilling first battle 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 instructed talkSPORT.com he can be honoured to be the final battle for ‘Shogun’ within the octagon and it seems as if the tip is nigh.
Rua, who will probably be 39 on Wednesday, took to Instagram to indicate off a grotesque 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 manner 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 instructed the media on the post-fight press convention he desires 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 wish to see him retire.”
“[Paul Craig] regarded 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 trustworthy, Shogun didn’t appear like Shogun to me tonight.
“Shogun regarded outdated and regarded like a shell of his former self tonight. Yeah, I’d wish to see him hold it up hopefully.”