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."


tags: TJ Dillashaw (detail)  Renan Barao (detail)  UFC 173   


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Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

4/4/14 1:14 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

When did Barao show poor cardio?  Dillashaw will get stopped within 2 rounds.

The Acorn site profile image  

4/4/14 1:09 PM by The Acorn

You guys are way underestimating Dillishaw. I got him by TKO 2 rd.

Josh_underground site profile image  

4/4/14 1:00 PM by Josh_underground

I feel like he has Barao and Aldo mixed up. Goodnight sweet prince.

Good Boy Killa site profile image  

4/4/14 12:52 PM by Good Boy Killa

I hope henderson bothered you too when he begged herb to stop the fight against shogun.

KTFOd site profile image  

4/4/14 12:31 PM by KTFOd

Cardio the key? Is Dillashaw thinking he is fighting Aldo?

IronWill site profile image  

4/4/14 10:09 AM by IronWill

The first one did, guy. That fight probably happened before you started watching MMA though..

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

4/4/14 9:56 AM by MMA Lives Here

lol wut? L

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

4/4/14 9:54 AM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

I like TJ but this is not a good matchup for him.Barao isn't a good matchup for anyone.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

4/4/14 9:51 AM by Aaron Becker

Barao bugged me when he was begging Herb to stop the fight against Faber

aaronlynton site profile image  

4/4/14 4:39 AM by aaronlynton

Tj gettin bingo'd