Prior to being upset by TJ Dillashaw in May, Renan Barao hadn’t lost a fight in nine years. Yes, nine years. That’s 33 fights without a loss… 32 victories and 1 no contest. Still, having been dominated by Dillashaw, Barao’s return to action in an immediate rematch at UFC 177 on Saturday hasn’t come without some critics that say he should have fought someone else first.
Barao spoke with members of the media at Thursday’s UFC 177 media day to discuss the controversial immediate rematch and much more.