Barao injured, possibly out of UFC 162 title defense


Renan Barao was scheduled to defend his UFC bantamweight interim title at UFC 162 against Eddie Wineland, but a report today from Brazil announced that the fight is now in jeopardy:

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet TATAME on Saturday (May 18, 2013), the 26-year-old suffered a foot injury and is unable to compete at the June 15, 2013 event set to take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Barao (30-1) last competed at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February where he successfully defended his interim title for the first time against Michael McDonald with a fourth-round arm-triangle choke.

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Following the initial report, MMAJunkie reporter John Morgan tweeted an update of Barao's status:

Was just told that Barao has a medical exam scheduled for Monday, at which point the final decision on his status will be made. 

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yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

5/21/13 8:26 PM by yellow wrkahlc


JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

5/21/13 2:15 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Still a good card, IMO

PhallicObjekt site profile image  

5/21/13 1:43 PM by PhallicObjekt

I have changed my stance on this. Im unhappy about it. I was going to leave during the main event and skip the crowds and traffic leaving the mts center since i am not a fan of the lower weight classes. This fight being dropped means that i wont be able to beat the rush out of the mts center. That sucks

ender852 site profile image  

5/20/13 7:58 PM by ender852

This is what I was thinking, I don't think we see Cruz fight again. Just give Barao the real belt.

PhallicObjekt site profile image  

5/20/13 7:33 PM by PhallicObjekt

I accept that

JStrongMMA site profile image  

5/20/13 10:45 AM by JStrongMMA

No, that's not what I'm saying. That main event is just not very good. It's not a winnable fight for Wineland imo and until they develop some guys at 135 that can compete at barao, faber and cruz's level, these need to be co-mains because they aren't selling ppv's.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

5/20/13 8:55 AM by Reed Rothchild

The under 145 lbs fights are awesome son

MdGeist site profile image  

5/20/13 8:18 AM by MdGeist

Or they can just make Barao the legitimate champion considering Cruz hasn't fought in like two years.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

5/20/13 7:58 AM by Reed Rothchild

Damn Baro is out... He is one of my favorite fighters

Joeymarvelous site profile image  

5/19/13 11:38 PM by Joeymarvelous

And ruin 160? No.