Get an exclusive look at Renan Barão’s fight camp at Nova União in Rio de Janeiro. Barão has drafted the likes of Jose Aldo and Gray Maynard to help him prep him for his most vicious opponent yet, Michael “Mayday” McDonald, who’s finished all but two of his victories. Still, Barão is convinced he’ll keep this young powerhouse at bay, add another W to his impressive win streak, and keep the interim bantamweight title.
Go inside Renan Barao’s fight camp as he prepares for his long-awaited shot at a title. His incredible unbeaten streak includes 13 submissions and six knockouts, yet his journey to the Octagon and an opportunity to fight for the belt was filled with obstacles. See Barao fight for the interim Bantamweight championship at UFC 149: Faber vs Barao, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday July 21 at 10PM/7PM.
Fique por dentro do camp de treinamento de Renan Barãso enquanto ele se prepara para a super aguardada luta pelo cinturão. Sua incrível sequência de vitórias inclui 13 finalizações e seis nocautes, ele ainda comenta sua jornada no Octógono e a oportunidade de lutar pelo título após passar por tantos obstáculos. Veja Barão lutar pelo cinturão peso galo interino no UFC 149: Faber vs Barao, ao vivo no Combate, dia 21 de julho às 19:45.
A highlight for phenom Renan Barao
Renan Barão wrote another victory to his professional record as he overcame the tough Scott Jorgensen at UFC 143, in Las Vegas, and talked to TATAME TV right after leaving the cage, and revealed he almost gave it up on fighting because he was feeling ill 15 days before the event. “I thought about giving it up, but I’ve talked to Andre I had an appointment in the UFC and that I would fight”, tells Renan, who also commented on his game plan coming into UFC’s octagon, answering Dominick Cruz’s statements to TATAME Magazine. Check it:
How was the feeling of winning one of the most important bouts of your entire career?
It was really great, I trained a lot. I was kinda sick like 15 days before the fight. My throat was aching, I was kinda feverish, I thought about giving it up, but I’ve talked to Andre (Pederneiras) I had an appointment in the UFC and that I would fight. Andre trusted me and thank God it worked out.
That was the game plan set for this fight?
Yeah. In the beginning I wasn’t doing it correctly, but then I started following the game plan set by Pederneiras, that included moving to my right and using my legs to counterattack. God blessed me and everything worked out just fine once again.
Dominick Cruz said, on a previous interview, that you might meet sooner of later. How do you feel about that?
I’m really happy he said that. It’ll be awesome fighting him, and not because I want to fight him, but because he is the champion and I wanna fight the champion, have a chance at the title and that’s it. I’m really happy. It’s great happiness. God’ been pretty kind to me, and not only today, but in my entire life and it’s all good.
Send a message for your fans in Brazil who cheered for you.
Thank you everybody who helped me. I’d like to send my love to my team Nova Uniao in Natal, all the guys there, we’re together on this. Also my fans too… I’ll train more and I’ll try to be better next time and put a great show for you guys to watch. Thank you
Uma das equipes mais fortes do Brasil, a Nova União está com a agenda cheia nos próximos meses. Campeão do Sengoku, Marlon Sandro coloca o cinturão em jogo no fim do ano, enquanto Renan Barão e Diego Nunes se preparam para suas lutas no WEC e UFC, respectivamente. Além disso, o time recebeu a visita do americano Mike Swick, que se prepara para sua próxima luta no octagon do Ultimate. Em cima do lance, a equipe da TATAME TV acompanhou o treino de sparring entre as feras.