Barao UFC 165 pre-fight interview
There's nothing 'interim' about Renan Barao's MMA dominance: the 26-year-old Brazilian bantamweight is riding an absolutely lethal 20-fight win streak. He plans to make it 21 against Eddie Wineland on Saturday.
"I have more diversity," said Barao in his UFC 165 pre-fight interview, alluding to a more complete game. "I have very strong jiu-jitsu and muay thai skills." But the current interim UFC bantamweight champ knows he's got a war scheduled in Toronoto--after all, he's facing a former WEC champion in Eddie Wineland.
"I know he's very good on his feet. He's a very strong guy," said Barao. But the interim champ followed up his compliment with a warning: "If he takes me down there's a very big chance that I'll finsh the fight right there."
Live UFC 165 coverage begins this Saturday, September 21 at 8/5pm ET/PT on FOX Sports 1, followed by the main card on PPV.