Mauricio Rua net worth and wage: Mauricio Rua is a Brazilian skilled combined martial artist who has a net worth of $6.5 million . Mauricio Milani “Shogun” Rua was born in Curitiba, Brazil in November 1981. He began his coaching at 15 studying Muay Thai, and at 17 with Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He adopted his older brother Murilo coaching on the Chute Boxing Academy. Mauricio began his skilled profession in Brazil and entered an IFC match. He went to Japan and entered the PRIDE group. In 2005 he entered the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix tournaments and received the Middleweight Grand Prix Championship. In 2010 Rua defeated Lyoto Machida to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. As of March 2014 Rua has an expert file of 22-9. He was named 2005 Fighter of the Year by Sherdog. As of May 2014 Rua was ranked #eight within the official UFC gentle heavyweight rankings. He has defeated Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He married Renata Ribeiro in 2007 and the couple had a daughter in 2010. Rua has said that he won’t ever combat his brother or Wanderlei Silva because of their shut relationships.