Barao to wait for Cruz, not defend interim title


UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao has been on the sidelines since his July 21st win over Urijah Faber to claim the belt. Dominick Cruz, the holder of the regular belt, is expected to be on the shelf for a while longer while he rehabs his torn ACL, and it was expected that Barao would probably defend his interim title at least once while Cruz was still out. But in an interview with UOL, Barao's coach Andre Pederneiras dismissed that notion and says Barao will wait for Cruz to return for a title unification match:

"He just won the title, just fought. We will wait. Look how long the wait was for Condit and GSP to unify the belt?"

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UGCTT_mousetrap site profile image  

10/20/12 4:41 AM by UGCTT_mousetrap


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10/20/12 3:02 AM by Braziliant

lol, Faber's such a baddie.

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10/19/12 4:03 PM by RandyDarsh

Who cares the belt isn't real anyway.Having condit wear a belt in the promo makes the fight seem more important that's all."oh maybe gsp won't run trough this guy, he's a champion too!"

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10/19/12 3:25 PM by Rickmeister

Who wouldn't. Now he raped butt chin

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10/19/12 3:20 PM by BaraoKix

True definition of keyboard warrior! I remember when it used to be telephone tough guy...

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10/19/12 3:17 PM by Dougie

This is all boolsheet. Champions keeping belts when they are sidelined for long periods of time, interm champs not fighting, boolsheet. The champ can't defend in a year? The belt gets dropped. The interm champ won't defend in 6 months? Dropped. This is getting crazy.

Knuckle Punch site profile image  

10/19/12 9:34 AM by Knuckle Punch

Lol interim title is made to keep the belt going. Wtf is the difference if its sitting waiting for Cruz to recover or Barao waiting for Cruz. Why even have it? They should make these guys agree to actually defend it before they can fight for it. What's next... An interim interim champion

simonpe site profile image  

10/19/12 8:17 AM by simonpe

These interim titles makes no sense, bunch of boxing bullshit...

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10/19/12 8:10 AM by mikerobmma

And this is why interim championships are dumb.

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10/19/12 8:00 AM by Jone2tone

So, now "Interim Champ" doesn't mean Championship you'll defend, it means Automatic Number One Condender when the real champ gets healthy? Noted.