According to the official Chute Boxe website, brothers Murilo “Ninja” Rua and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have left team Chute Boxe in favor of starting their own team in the United States. The official word came from Rudimar Fedrigo leader of team Chute Boxe:
“They are fighters born here at Chute Boxe and left the team to form their own in the United States. Remember that the doors of Chute Boxe will always be open to both, and I wish good luck and success in their new job.”
Here is some fighters who have left the Chute Boxe in the past: Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga, Assuerio Silva and Evan Tanner. Many fighters are leaving Brazil to get a higher level of training here in the US. Ex-Chute Boxe fighter Wanderlei Silva, has been training at Team Xtreme Couture for this fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 79 on December 29.
The Chute Boxe will take a big hit as the two bothers have been the “poster boys” of the Chute Boxe with their faces splashed all over team websites.