Mauricio "Shogun" Rua went an incredible 12-1 in PRIDE Fighting Championships.
Transforming from "rising star" to bonafide "legend", Shogun blazed a trail through PRIDE that will be forever remembered in fighting history.
A wizard on the ground and devastating on the feet, Shogun was a prodigy amongst contemporary mixed martial artists.
PRIDE rules were a little different than UFC rules, especially in that you could kick or knee the head of a grounded opponent.
Shogun was one of the few people famous for utilizing these rules to their maximum potential with devastating soccer kicks and stomps.
Not just a technical specialist, however, Shogun endeared himself to fans with his indomitable spirit and relentless pace.