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Old 11-10-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Renan Barao "More Than Ready" For Cruz

David Lethaby got a chance to catch up with Renan Barao post-fight following his first round win over Brad Pickett at UFC 138 this weekend.

Seen as an underdog by many coming in, Barao states how he was confident in his stand up against the Brit and how he feels he is ready to take on the top dog at 135lbs.

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"I wasn't afraid of standing with him at all. I've been boxing since I was a kid. My dad has been my instructor since I was about 14 years old. I started feeling his [Pickett's] stand up and it didn't worry me at all. I knew that I was controlling the stand up well. I tried to take him down once but I was ready for any situation on the feet or the ground. In the end I was fortunate the knee got his chin and then I just finished the job."
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I think he has a case for a shot, seeing as the UFC won't want him to lose to one of the guys that has already lost to Cruz and for that to scupper their plans i.e. Benavidez, Faber, Johnson (as good as some of those fights would be).
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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Will be the next champion.....
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #3
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renan barao beating dominick cruz hahaha get off it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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He's got the game to do it I think, if anybody has. I'm not saying he can or will, but his speed is awesome.
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Thats a really good interview man

Barao looks to be a very well rounded complete fighter , who is Cruz fighting next ?? ive heard nothing on this
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renan barao beating dominick cruz hahaha get off it.
Faber , who by defention " is not a striker " , hurt Cruz on multiple occasions , Barao is a seasoned striker with precise power , there's a difference , how can Barao handle the other elements to Cruz's game is the question
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Faber , who by defention " is not a striker " , hurt Cruz on multiple occasions , Barao is a seasoned striker with precise power , there's a difference , how can Barao handle the other elements to Cruz's game is the question
haha we'll see.
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