UFC legend Shogun Rua tripped while performing a football trick ahead of his outing at UFC 284. The way he fell was so hilarious that people around him couldn’t help but laugh.
Maurico “Shogun” Rua was a beast back in the days. When he was still competing in PRIDE FC from 2003, he knocked out 10 of his opponents in the first round and only had one loss before joining the UFC in 2006.
Rua is still competing in the UFC and was last seen in the octagon last May when he faced Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 274 in a rematch. He lost via a split decision, having two consecutive losses. Now, the 41-year-old is set to have his final MMA match.
He will face UFC prospect Ihor Porieria, who is 0-1 in the UFC but had a long win streak before. The pair will exchange blows in the preliminary card of UFC 284 this weekend. He has announced that this will be his last MMA match before going to retirement.
While doing some videos for the event’s promotion, Rua showed his skill in football. He juggled a ball with his legs a few times. Everything went well until he decided to try a fancy kick trick where he crossed his feet.
The Brazilian was tripped and shoved right onto a UFC banner behind him. The way he slowly fell and lost balance was too hilarious.
Rua uploaded the clip of his little accident to his social media. Fans were quick to jump to the comment section to joke about his hilarious fall.
“Shogun is representing our [Brazil] football well right now!” One fan wrote. Another said, “Must be the wrong trainers” and another added, “Master always says not to cross feet!”
Several professional mixed martial artists also weighed in on the clip. Fellow UFC veteran Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wrote, “Jeez, I was going to say what a cracker! Accidents happen.” Meanwhile, UFC middleweight Paulo Costa was being sarcastic, “Skilful in football too.”