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5/24/14 11:37 AM
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Barao coming to America, to learn English

 

Many people think that Renan Barao is the best fighter in mixed martial arts. No one thinks he is the most popular.

UFC president Dana White addressed the issue recently and said he loves Barao, popularity takes time, and that English is not necessarily an impediment.

"Nobody was talking about Anderson Silva when Anderson Silva wasn't being called all the great things he's being called today. It took a long time. It took a long time for Chuck Liddell. These things don't happen over night."

"I hear he's not handsome enough, I hear he doesn't speak English. Listen, if you're showing up to see handsome guys speak on Saturday you're coming to the wrong f---ing show, okay?"

At a media event on Friday, Barao agreed that if he keeps winning popularity will follow, but noted he is coming to America to develop his English skills.

"English is very necessary," said the Nova Uniao protege through an interpreter, as transcribed by BloodyElbow. "So, it's in my plans to maybe move to America in the near future to try and learn some English."

Barao said he would do some training in the States, but emphasized that the purpose of the trip was to learn English. And like White, he cited time as the key to connect with fans.

"It's still my second defense, so I still have a long way ahead," said Barao. "If I continue with this track record, I'm going to be recognized and famous."

What do you think UG? Are you hoping to watch a handsome guy speak on Saturday night?

A recent UG Poll was not definitive on the subject:
He's not good looking enough 6.94%
He doesn't speak English 18.06%
He is fighting in a lighter weight class 12.50%
He washes his clothes in the sink 4.17%
all of the above 15.28%
some of the above 25.00%
other 18.06%

 
5/24/14 11:38 AM
11/11/12
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Someone photoshop him in coming to america with Aldo as arsenio hall Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 12:28 PM
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"I hear he's not handsome enough, I hear he doesn't speak English. Listen, if you're showing up to see handsome guys speak on Saturday you're coming to the wrong f---ing show, okay?" Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 12:35 PM
2/14/11
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American fight fans insist on handsome fighters?!


LMFAO!!!!! :D Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 12:54 PM
5/21/13
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Wouldn't it be great if he went to Ireland or Jamaica and learned to speak English Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 12:57 PM
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Outlaw'd by Lytle - American fight fans insist on handsome fighters?!


LMFAO!!!!! :D Phone Post 3.0
Women watch too. As do gays. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 1:00 PM
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yeah my x-wife was always a fan of Rich Franklin because he was "hot"
5/24/14 1:02 PM
10/2/06
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Barao's first day in America be like...
5/24/14 2:43 PM
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blue plz

http://oi60.tinypic.com/2m65r2r.jpg
Edited: 5/24/14 2:55 PM
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5/24/14 3:02 PM
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Come on, we all know it's because he washes his clothes in the sink. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 3:02 PM
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MITman2k - 

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fucking perfect... now put his face on nosferatu.. Because that's totally who he is. 

5/24/14 3:20 PM
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MITman2k -

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This was my first thought when I saw thread title. Nice!!
But seriously who the hell cares what a fighter looks like and if he can speak English. Not everyone can be blessed with GSPs good looks and his mastery of the English language.

Side note and completely irrelevant- my old BJJ teacher learned English from watching an old VHS tape of Rush Hour. Yep, that's who you want to learn from- Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 4:34 PM
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It's weird that they are publicly letting everyone know that they are doing their best to groom barao to "sell" him to the public. "You guys just wait, after this next fight, we're giving barao an extreme UFC sexy makeover. It's going to be barao 2.0, (basically new teeth)" Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 4:36 PM
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He should just listen to Call Me Maybe and he'll be good.

This is also good though. He should bring Aldo with him.

5/24/14 5:00 PM
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5/24/14 5:05 PM
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donovese - "I hear he's not handsome enough, I hear he doesn't speak English. Listen, if you're showing up to see handsome guys speak on Saturday you're coming to the wrong f---ing show, okay?" Phone Post 3.0

One of Dana's better, recent quotes.
5/24/14 6:57 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5eKLtRSC4Y

"Hey Barao, you're rents due muthafucka, and don't be pulling that falling down the stairs shit on me you hear, are you conscious?!?"



5/24/14 9:04 PM
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Just get a Rosetta Stone, B. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 9:13 PM
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jesus, war wand I don't even wanna quote that.




sheesh.


damn.
5/24/14 9:27 PM
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The more i think about it, the more i wonder why he hasnt learned english in the millenia he's been alive... Phone Post 3.0
5/25/14 12:12 PM
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now at least he will realize what all those people meant with the phrase, "you got knocked the fuck out"