Originally Posted by Don$ukh
They definetly did have some falling out around that time. They were very close in Pride with Shogun being like a protege.
In the UFC era they didnt seem that close anymore and wouldnt speak of each other compared to the Pride days. I noticed recently they have become close again and probably sorted out whatever issue that happened.
The extent of their falling out was Silva and the Rua's not being together or around each other as much anymore, it was never based on any genuine animosity at least that I ever once heard of, other then the puppy story but that is an old one.
Wanderlei was establishing his new company in Vegas, Murilo and Mauricio were doing the same for their new gym in Curitiba. They were all still buds that I always knew, you still had Silva talking about Shogun in 2009 and 2010 in interviews specifically praising him or saying Silva-like stuff: "Shogun used to want to be like me, now I want to be like Shogun". Is there something else?