Barao... first interim champ to be used properly.

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  1. ILikeDogging

    ILikeDogging Blue Belt

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    As far as I can remember in the past the UFC has created interim champs in a completely redundant fashion. They've been number 1 contender fights, not interim belt fights.

    The two that spring to mind are Carwin-Mir and Condit-Diaz.

    For the Carwin-Mir fight I think it was decided before the fight that the winner would face Brock.

    Condit-Diaz - UFC let Condit sit out donkeys years for GSP instead of keeping the division ticking over like an interim belt should.


    With Barao as interim champ there's been some interesting match ups that have kept the division active. Now when Cruz comes back there should be a great match up waiting.
     
  2. BrazilianDude

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    Hi Cruz, how's that knee going?
     
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    Truth , but Cruz should have been stripped by now imo. Barao is the true champ
     
  4. Cyantist

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    Cruz fan but not gonna lie. Cruz has NOTHING for Renan. Cruz is fast and most people cant hit him but that fucking wheel kick or w/e it was, so goddamn fast. That would hit Cruz and rock him badly.
     
  5. ILikeDogging

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    So apparently this thread is:

    Cruz vs Barao. Who wins?

    Sherdog has the worst ADD ever.
     
  6. Funkasaurus

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    Yeah, I suppose

    It does a great job in hyping the Barao/Cruz fight and gives it a bit of a story
     
  7. sangreporsangre

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    Yea Im glad he's fighting and not sitting around waiting for Cruz, but come on he should be considered the champ at this point, drop the "interm". Its nothing against Cruz, he never lost the belt in the cage, but he was forced to abdicate the title due to injury. I mean by the rationale the UFC is using, Cain is just the latest in a series of interim HW champs, the real champion is Bas Rutten
     

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