As we previously reported, ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Brazilian Mauricio Rua fought Scotsman Paul Craig in the last fight and was defeated by TKO in the second round. After the fight, UFC President Dana White advised Rua to seriously consider retirement.
Mauricio himself declares that he lost this fight, as he received an elbow injury, but still promised to think about his future.
“Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned last night, but it’s part of our sport. I got hurt whenme first time knocked down, but this cannot be an excuse and cannot take any merit from my opponent.
I want to thank my fans for their incredible support. I am lucky that I have been able to play this sport for eighteen years and my fans are a great motivation for me. Now I am going to relax with my family and think about a career. I know that my mission in MMA goes far beyond the octagon, ”Rua wrote on Instagram.
Recall that the fight between Paul and Mauricio took place within the main card of the UFC 255 tournament, which took place on November 21 at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.