Barao: McDonald fight 'makes sense'

by John Morgan | source:

"My goal was to fight him because I wanted to unify the belts, but unfortunately he isn't in any condition for that," Barao said.

Cruz's injury would seem to clear the way for Barao to face McDonald, an opponent UFC President Dana White casually mentioned in recent weeks as a likely contender for the interim belt.

Barao admits he was already anticipating a potential fight with "Mayday" even before the news of Cruz's second procedure surfaced.

"I already had it in my mind that I could fight McDonald," Barao said. "He's coming off of good wins and good knockouts. It makes sense."

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FinestScotch site profile image  

12/4/12 7:51 PM by FinestScotch

You know they just announced Cruz is going to be out up to 9 more months than they initially thought, right? Circumstances changed, so as you can see, Barao now says this "makes sense". Waiting for a title shot for half a year is not the same as 15 months. Apparently, Barao realizes that.

UGCTT_zackthewop site profile image  

12/4/12 5:29 PM by UGCTT_zackthewop

Except when he said he was going to wait for Cruz right?

JTRipper site profile image  

12/4/12 5:26 PM by JTRipper

Barao really seems like the fight anyone anywhere kind of champion we need more of, interim or otherwise

MMALOGIC site profile image  

12/4/12 5:20 PM by MMALOGIC

ill take barao vs mcdonald.