Mauricio Shogun (41, Brazil), the last fighter from Pride who worked in the UFC, suffered bitterly in a mixed martial arts (MMA) retirement match, but left without regret.
On the 22nd (Korean time), in the UFC 283 light heavyweight match held at Jiunis Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Shogun lost to Ihor Portieria (26, Ukraine) by TKO in 4 minutes and 5 seconds of the first round, then took off his open finger glove. I put it on the bottom of the octagon.
Shogun, who announced that this would be his last match, climbed into the Octagon with a grim expression. He kept the southpaw Fortieria in check with a low kick and counter-punched when Fortieria approached, still boasting a fierce sense of hitting.
However, his concentration and tenacity were not the same as before. After being hit and staggered by a right hand hook from Fortieria, he was unable to recover quickly. Afterwards, he was knocked down by Fortieria’s punch rush, and the referee stopped the match when he was unable to counter the pounding.
During his 20 years and 3 months of professional career since 2002, he recorded 27 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses in 42 matches.
Shogun didn’t shed a tear. In an Octagon interview, he said calmly, “I wanted to end my career with a win. I fought as a professional fighter for 21 years and was active in the UFC for 16 years. I intend to retire here.”
Like the pre-match interview, where he said, “I have absolutely no intention of coming back in a few years like other fighters,” he brushed himself off and left the stage. 스포츠토토
Shogun made his professional debut in 2002 and defeated Quinton Jackson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona in turn to become the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Champion in 2005.
After Pride was merged with the UFC in 2007, he moved to the Octagon to perform. He won the Light Heavyweight Championship in 2010 when he defeated Lyoto Machida by KO.
His 5th round fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 139 in 2011 earned him a UFC Hall of Fame induction in 2018.
Shogun was also popular in Korea. He was called ‘Stamping General’. In 2015, he also visited Korea to meet Korean fans ahead of the UFC Seoul event.
Fortieria scored his first win since his UFC debut. The total record was 19 wins and 3 losses.