27-0 since '05, Barao wants title shot vs. Cruz

by Dann Stupp and John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com


Brad Pickett and Renan Barao engaged in a slugfest that brought the sold-out arena to its feet. Minutes later, Barao launched a violent and lightning-quick sequence. It began with a big knee up the middle that wobbled Pickett, continued with a quick combination that dropped the fighter, and concluded with ground and pound that eventually led to the rear-naked choke.

Soon after his Spike TV-televised victory, which came via rear-naked choke at LG Arena in Birminghan, England, Renan Barao answered the obvious question: Is he ready for a shot at bantamweight titleholder Dominick Cruz?

"The objective is this: When you come up here to the UFC, it's to fight for the title," Barao told MMAjunkie.com through a translator. "I'm ready any time."

"We were training very hard for this fight, and Brad Pickett is a very tough opponent, one of the best out there. I was very excited for this fight. I trained very hard.

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The Triangle site profile image  

11/7/11 12:16 AM by The Triangle

Nope ;-)

Mt TanDude site profile image  

11/6/11 11:35 PM by Mt TanDude

 you been drinking and watching football too?

The Triangle site profile image  

11/6/11 11:21 PM by The Triangle

Lol u guys are goofballs ;-) I think me and barao ha a good fight but had I stuffed the tkdwns I would have one that fight by dec. But didn't so I lost fair and square I was very impressed tho lastnite with him but still feel he HAS to beat one more name guy and at least one top 3 guy and if he does he deserves the shot no doubt who wouldn't that said tho I think Cruz would win that fight as he's faced too much touh comp and decisions or not still won against them he has a blueprint if he can't finish you he WILL simply find a way to beat you u HAVE to be able to finish Cruz period

Cementhead site profile image  

11/6/11 7:06 PM by Cementhead

Opps my bad. Missed that in his post. Sorry, I'm use to the constant fighter bashing this place has become and I fucking hate it cause it ruins this place. Plus I have been drinking watching football all day. won't happen again lol

orcus site profile image  

11/6/11 7:00 PM by orcus

 Since you tucked the Anderson/Chael bet, how about one here? If they fight, I will leave the UG forever if Cruz finishes Barao. If Cruz does not finish him, I change your name for 90 days.

FixedPartialArts site profile image  

11/6/11 6:58 PM by FixedPartialArts

Oooo another MMA fan who can't detect irony and the first thing they do in response is resort to calling the person an erroneous name.He was implying himself he wasn't very good by acting like it was a bad thing he was competitive with Barao. He was the one who disrespected himself. I was pointing out the irony of that. I have respect for the guy. I just thought that was funny he didn't have it for himself.

Cementhead site profile image  

11/6/11 6:48 PM by Cementhead

Oooo another 11er being a keyboard warrior. How about you shut the fuck up! Show some respect faggot

caposa site profile image  

11/6/11 6:17 PM by caposa

lets see him fight Jorgensen next

FixedPartialArts site profile image  

11/6/11 6:15 PM by FixedPartialArts

He only got a decision over you?!?! Well he must not be very good then. :)

The Triangle site profile image  

11/6/11 6:09 PM by The Triangle

Point taken still think he should take down a top 3 not counting Cruz B4 he earns a shot if he does that I'll be first to raise my hand for saying he earned it.