White: Barao is closest thing to Floyd Mayweather in MMA


At the UFC 165 post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White made glowing comparison's between UFC interim babtamweight champion Renan Barao, and the highest paid athlete in boxing, or any sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Barao lost his first professional fight, and has not since, in 31 fights, including six in the UFC.

"The closest thing to [Mayweather] is this kid right here," said White. "He's gone undefeated for eight years, Floyd has gone undefeated for 17 years. Do you know how hard it is to go eight years undefeated? Seriously, think about that. He doesn't get enough credit for the record he has and what this guy is capable of doing, and it's not just like he's undefeated and he goes to decision and outpoints you. This dude f---ing destroys you."

For his part Barao does not aspire to the kind of trash talk that makes so many admire or despise Mayweather.

"I'm not out for recognition," Barao said through an interpreter. "That's not my job, it's in God's hands being recognized or not. I'm a fighter, I like what I'm doing, and the recognition is not up to me."

"I consider myself the champion. I'm just waiting for the UFC to make it official and give me the belt."

"I fight anywhere, anyone. I'm just here doing my job and training hard everyday, so I just want to fight."

So what do you think UG? If Barao is not the closest thing in MMA to Mayweather, who is?

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Large Fun Bags site profile image  

9/23/13 6:12 PM by Large Fun Bags


Brian J DSouza site profile image  

9/23/13 5:25 PM by Brian J DSouza

If Barao draws more, he'll get paid more.

Kentpaul site profile image  

9/23/13 4:48 PM by Kentpaul

He is like PBF minus the $40M a fight pay checks

bhealthy site profile image  

9/23/13 4:40 PM by bhealthy

i know floyd lurks and he laughs his arse off at the way dana and his minions is obsessed with him. not a week goes by without the UG catching fire about how great floyd

funk samurai site profile image  

9/23/13 4:38 PM by funk samurai

I heard it was something like 11k/11k for saturday night

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


I wouldnt say he is destroying dudes. since coming to WEC, then UFC, he has 4 subs, 3 decisions and 1 ko. and I was lookin over all the fighters he beat before coming to WEC and I've never heard of ANY of Them. If Barao is like PBF, then Fedor is like God!

bhealthy site profile image  

9/23/13 1:05 PM by bhealthy

the money team must be awesome to dominate mma forums for years

KingofBJJ site profile image  

9/23/13 12:11 PM by KingofBJJ

You should shut the fuck up because you look like a dumbass.  Floyd won by KO a fighter two fights before his last fight and two fights before that one.  I am sick of you Sonnen idols throwing stuff there, just like him, whether they are factual or not.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

9/23/13 12:06 PM by KingofBJJ

No and that is the problem:  he should be.

goldenboyart site profile image  

9/23/13 11:38 AM by goldenboyart

Your screen name is partly right. You're a CLOWN alright, an IDIOT CLOWN.GTF outta here with stupid ass comments like you that. Another dip shit comment from a 13'er.