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Dillashaw: Cardio key to beating Barao

 

The UFC recently announced that Renan Barao versus TJ Dillashaw would serve as the main event of UFC 173 after the Weidman/Machida bout was moved to UFC 175.

Dillashaw knows going into the fight he wasn't the first choice for a bantamweight title shot and that he'll be a big underdog, but believes superior cardio will help him defeat Barao. Dillashaw was a guest on a recent episode of the MMA Hour and discussed the fight:

"I've never been the underdog in any of my fights, so it takes all the pressure off. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain ... It's going to be a barnburner and I'm going to upset Barao and shock the world. Everything's going to change from there."

"Absolutely, I mean I've always been impressed with him before he was even the champ. He's very well rounded, he's explosive, he's huge. He's big for the weight class, you know, but I also think that's his downfall. I don't think he's going to have the cardio."

 
4/3/14 11:09 PM
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Barao by murder but dillashaw is a good fighter. Barao will prolly fight him and McDonald again down the road Phone Post 3.0
4/3/14 11:14 PM
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The key to not getting beat by Barao is not fighting him. The guy is vastly underrated. I don't see anyone beating him. Phone Post
4/3/14 11:17 PM
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Cardio is the key? Faber could probably go 25 rounds and that did not help him. Phone Post 3.0
4/3/14 11:18 PM
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Barao is p4p #1 imo, but TJ's a beast. I don't think he'll win, but I expect a good fight. Barao by third round KO I think.

And TJ, Barao hasn't really shown a cardio weakness. You just need to focus on not getting finished lol.

4/3/14 11:44 PM
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Sounds boring.
4/3/14 11:49 PM
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sublime13 - Cardio is the key? Faber could probably go 25 rounds and that did not help him. Phone Post 3.0
Came to say something like this. Phone Post 3.0
4/3/14 11:53 PM
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sublime13 - Cardio is the key? Faber could probably go 25 rounds and that did not help him. Phone Post 3.0
This Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 12:15 AM
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Tj can do this , maybe renan will have an off night

War dillashaw !! Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:04 AM
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First round finish for barao Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:06 AM
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BeauTown - First round finish for barao Phone Post 3.0
This. Cardio won't even be a factor. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:13 AM
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So why is tj getting the title shot over assuncao? Is he injured or something? Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:14 AM
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This is gonna be a brutal, amazing fight!! Giddy now.
4/4/14 1:15 AM
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da Vinci 81 - So why is tj getting the title shot over assuncao? Is he injured or something? Phone Post 3.0
Yup injured. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 3:10 AM
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TJ seems like a good dude, and he's a great fighter, but I really don't see this ending any other way than Barao via some prime 1978 Michael Myers on Halloween night type shit. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 4:21 AM
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barao wins by whatever he wants Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 4:39 AM
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Tj gettin bingo'd Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 9:51 AM
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Barao bugged me when he was begging Herb to stop the fight against Faber
4/4/14 9:54 AM
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I like TJ but this is not a good matchup for him.

Barao isn't a good matchup for anyone. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 10:09 AM
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sublime13 - Cardio is the key? Faber could probably go 25 rounds and that did not help him. Phone Post 3.0
This Phone Post 3.0
Cause it didnt go that long stupid. TJ is talking about surviving the first few rounds where he's most dangerous. Phone Post 3.0
The first one did, guy. That fight probably happened before you started watching MMA though.. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 12:31 PM
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Cardio the key? Is Dillashaw thinking he is fighting Aldo?
4/4/14 1:00 PM
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I feel like he has Barao and Aldo mixed up. Goodnight sweet prince. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:09 PM
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You guys are way underestimating Dillishaw. I got him by TKO 2 rd. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 1:14 PM
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When did Barao show poor cardio?  Dillashaw will get stopped within 2 rounds.