Nick Diaz On Shogun Rua Robbery: You’d Have To Shoot Me Or Slap Me Until I Cry

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has become a household name in MMA for his wild style and finishing ability, dating back to his Pride FC fights and his modern classics against legends like Dan Henderson. ‘Shogun’ was in the news for rather more ugly reasons lately, as he got carjacked in his home country of Brazil, although unhurt in the mugging, ‘Rua’ claimed there was nothing he could do to prevent it.

Rua’s level headed approach probably saved him from being shot by the assailants, although Nick Diaz says he would have handled it differently. Outspoken and nuts as always, Diaz spoke with Pop Candies TV to discuss ‘Shogun’s’ carjacking:

‘If we were here, you’d probably have to shoot me. They stripped him off and left him in his boxers. You’d probably have to slap me until I cry, until I want to take my clothes off. I’m not hating, he’s on some real shit. They put a gun to your forehead and rob you, I don’t go to Brazil or Mexico, that’s fucked up man.’

As disjointed and (possibly) inebriated as Diaz sounded during the interview, I think he is trying to relate to Rua’s situation. Being in that kind of situation is never a good thing, but it sounds as if Diaz would have gotten himself killed. It’s always easy to say how you would handle a carjacking when it isn’t happening to you, and having a rifle pointed at your head would probably make you think again.

What do you think, Is the Stockton bad boy really that crazy, or is he running his mouth for the camera?


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    May 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    All you need to make Diaz cry is a judge's decision

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    May 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I believe him. His crazy ass would have said "Shoot me homie, you're not getting my pants"

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      Brian Cox

      May 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Sadly Zip, I think you're right. He probably would have stood his ground. However, even the great Bruce Lee would have told anyone…no matter how good, tough or fast, a gun trumps your talent. As I was taught, someone pulls a gun then get the "F" out of there and don't try and be a freaking hero. The car, cash, shirt and shoes, ain't worth it.

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        May 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm

        Get your point Brian, but I'd rather leave this world with my dignity as I'm leaving it at some point anyway, no matter what. I'd say even the fight with a gun of your own. Can't lay down for this stuff.

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          Brian Cox

          May 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

          Hey man, ever murder headline could start with the phrase…"Unarmed Victim Murdered At Gunpoint."

          I'm with you, Zip. I"d rather be packing than not. Decent gun owners are not a threat to anyone. More often as not, they're a help.

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    May 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm


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    May 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    well if he lived in Brazil he wouldnt do that kind of a statement.
    If you think Stockton is a bad neighborhood, it would be like a kinder garden compared to most parts of Brazil…

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    May 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I believe him, hopefully nobody tries to rob him at gun point.

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    May 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    He's so cooool!

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    May 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Not like those robbers would make much profit anyways.
    Nick ain't swimming in GSP money.

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    May 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Hahahah thats so funny…if he says that is because (despite having said so) he never had multiple guns to his face… just feel powerless….retarded comment.

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    May 22, 2014 at 12:36 am

    If only Shogun had developed his Chi (Qi) power he could have blasted his assailants with a ball of energy. Better still, if he had studied Aikido under Steve Seagull he could have blasted them with a five finger bird poo death touch. Then hunted their families down – taking them all out with crane kicks and Seagulls speciality – the spinning bird kick – which he taught to Chun Li back in the day when he was choreographing the moves for street fighter.

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    May 23, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Nick Diaz is a sh*t talking d*ckhead. If he did get carjacked he would have whined on and on about how it was somebody else's fault – probably Dana's.

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