On November 9, 2014, Shogun Rua and Ovince Saint Preux headlined UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlândia, Brazil. A packed crowd of over 5000 Brazilian fans witnessed their hometown hero suffer a first-round stoppage loss.
All these years after, a video is doing rounds on the internet where Shogun Rua can be seen slipping off a skateboard allegedly thrown by a fan. What’s more interesting? Fans seem to believe it happened. Why? Well, the editing is just so damn good that it’s hard not to get fooled!
Check out Skateboard inside the UFC Octagon video that is fooling the internet.
8 years ago today, someone threw a skateboard in the octagon during the main eventpic.twitter.com/H1znim5Pot
— MMA mania (@mmamania) November 8, 2022
The skateboard inside the Octagon during Shogun Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux is not real but an edited video from a fan. The video is so good that it has managed to make many believe that the incident really occurred.The real fight went similarly to the edited video, albeit Rua did not slip off a skateboard, but dropped on the ground after eating a vicious left hook from OSP. Check out some hilarious fan reactions to the edited clip.
Did a fan really throw a skateboard inside the UFC Octagon during Shogun vs Saint Preux?
The skateboard inside the UFC Octagon is just a crafty work of a fan. However, over the years, fans have continued to use the same video on November 9, 2022, and it never fails to fool the internet.
It was one of the security guys who snatched the skateboard from one of the audience & threw it in the air outta frustration. Sadly it landed in the ring, both were fined 5000$.
— Thakur Vishal Singh (@vksingh805280) November 8, 2022
The amount of people that think this actually happened 😭😭
— Zeko (@whynotitsme) November 8, 2022
no way this is real
— UyghurGeralt (@geralt_uy) November 8, 2022
Funny but not funny did the guy lose because of it?
— 😶🌫️ (@TheyLoveSoap) November 8, 2022
how did someone even sneak a skateboard into the arena
— Ronald Ocean (@AirShenner) November 8, 2022
Imagine if this happened in todays mma fanbase would implode especially if it was an important fight lol
— s (@defend2x) November 8, 2022
Even in 2022, the video continues to baffle UFC fans. And if that’s not enough, those who are aware leave no stone unturned in keeping the mystery behind it alive. UFC Fight Night 56 was a spectacular card and featured the likes of Warlley Alves, Leon Edwards, Dhiego Lima, and Colby Covington among others.
Leon Edwards made his UFC debut on the card, while Colby Covington competed in just his second UFC fight.