Renan Barao hasn’t forgotten the fact that T.J. Dillashaw knocked him out in May to become the UFC’s new bantamweight champion.
Barao is preparing to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil on December 20 and is excited for his first match in Brazil under the UFC banner.
“Fighting in Brazil for the first time is amazing,” Barao said. “I’m well trained, doing an excellent camp. Every fight is important. Just to have the opportunity to go in there and show my work is amazing. I’m really happy with the opportunity to fight here.”
Barao said that had he been given the chance to defend the title in his backyard, the result would have been completely different and that he looks forward to meeting Dillashaw in Brazil one day.
“I think he would crap his pants,” Barao said. “Fighting in the United States is easy. I want to see him fighting me in Brazil. It’s completely different.
“Dillashaw is talking too much crap. If we fight again, you can be sure it will be completely different,” he continued. “When we fight again, he will see the real champion. I don’t like to make jokes, talk trash. I like to show my work inside the cage, show the best Renan Barao possible. (Dillashaw) can enjoy that belt for now, because it’s coming back to Brazil soon.”
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