Passed over by Strikeforce, Ninja signs with Dream - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Japanese MMA Discuss Japanese MMA in here, such as DREAM, Shooto, and World Victory Road and any other Japanese MMA federation.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
CoutureCop
 
Davisty69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 6,091
                     
Passed over by Strikeforce, Ninja signs with Dream

http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/03/...ns-with-dream/

Quote:
After getting passed over by Strikeforce during its acquisition of 42 fighter contracts from ProElite, a new published report indicates that middleweight Murilo “Ninja” Rua is set to return to Japan after signing with DREAM.

Rua, the older brother of UFC light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, is scheduled to compete at DREAM.8 on April 5 in Saitama, Japan, according to Graciemag.com. The former PRIDE superstar last competed on Oct. 4 during EliteXC and CBS’ Saturday Night Fights, where he lost a second round TKO to Benji Radach.

An opponent has yet to be determined for Rua’s DREAM debut but he is quoted as saying that his opposition will be of Korean descent. The elder Rua appears prepared to take a fight on short notice as he is currently in Brazil helping his brother train for his upcoming fight with Chuck Liddell during next month at UFC 97

Rua, 16-9, also stated that he has been training with top UFC middleweight contender Demian Maia while also going on record to say he believes his brother will defeat Liddell. According to “Ninja,” his brother is in great shape and has regained a lot of quickness and other attributes needed to make him a contender for the UFC light heavyweight title.

The first-ever EliteXC middleweight champion has gone up against some of the best fighters in the world during his career. Notable opponents have included Ricardo Arona, Akihiro Gono, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Dan Henderson, Paulo Fihlo, Denis Kang and Robbie Lawler.
Even though he fights like an idiot sometimes, he's still entertaining to watch.


Check out MMAforum.com's
Top 25 Fights to show a new MMA fan!!

http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/69374-to...ml#post1079252
Davisty69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 02:35 PM
Delicious Pudding
 
D.P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 10,932
                     
He's definitely still entertaining to watch. Imo, it was a mistake for Strikeforce to pass on him, I'm sure some fans would have followed.



D.P. is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Punishment
 
The Legend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 5,360
                     
I wouldn't mind seeing Ninja fight Melvin Manhoef

[
The Legend is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 08:18 PM
The Forum Drunk
 
xeberus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 9,450
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Legend View Post
I wouldn't mind seeing Ninja fight Melvin Manhoef
Brutal KO 1st round?



If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson


Sig by D.P.



xeberus is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Chocolate City
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
Wise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 3,505
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by xeberus View Post
Brutal KO 1st round?
I think Melvin would be the one guy Ninja would wise up about and just take down. If he got this fight to the ground he would definitely sub Melvin out. Ninja's ground game is underrated its just unfortunate he loves to get punched in the face so much.

I love Ninja though. Hes the only Chute Box guy I ever really dug back in the Pride days.

Wise is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 09:50 PM
-NOW YOU SLEEP-

 
_RIVAL_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cal-State South Annex
Posts: 10,910
                     
Ninja is so inconsistant it is painful.

At times he has performances that are genious. And than he goes out and makes huge mistakes.

I'll always watch his fights. But I wouldn't put any credits on him.


----> WWW.MMAFORUM.COM <----



_RIVALS TOP 10

ANDERSON "THE SPIDER" SILVA
JAKE SHIELDS
NICK DIAZ
EDDIE ALVAREZ
JUNIOR "CIGANO" DOS SANTOS
GILBERT MELENDEZ
MAMED "THE CANNIBAL" KHALIDOV
HECTOR "SHANGO" LOMBARD
CAIN VELASQUEZ
GEGARD "THE DREAM CATCHER" MOUSASI
_RIVAL_ is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Curitiba Food and Liquor
 
swpthleg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 16,176
Blog Entries: 14
                     
His nickname is ninja and sometimes pudgy ninja. This alone puts me in "sign me up" ville.

I wouldn't bet either but I'd sure as hell watch.


Sig Credit to Toxic
swpthleg is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 12:54 AM
Still Have My Pride
 
CroCopPride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,337
                     
good signing for dream
cant wait to see him fight


CroCopPride is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 11:39 AM
Flyweight
 
Combat Soul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In my poes
Posts: 302
                     
Always a good signing for excitment, he would have a much better record if he didn't have random spaz attacks during fights.

He needs to be a lot more tidy, and stop inviting his opponents to punch him in the face.

Chute Boxe Cabra!
Combat Soul is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-05-2009, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
CoutureCop
 
Davisty69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 6,091
                     
Maybe that wasn't such a good move for him afterall


Check out MMAforum.com's
Top 25 Fights to show a new MMA fan!!

http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/69374-to...ml#post1079252
Davisty69 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome