Dana White: Renan Barao is the real champion

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  1. Red Ninja

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    Someone posted that interview last night. He went really far with the "Barao is the champ", but then walked it back some when talking about Cruz. He was trying to balance Renan Barao being champ with Dominick Cruz being champ. I wasn't buying it. There's only one champ.
     
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    Well, there you have it. Straight from DFW's mouf.
     
  4. MMALeBronJames

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    Dana White's words I don't buy.
     
  5. AmericanMMA

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    no shit he is, I don't have to hear dana say it
     
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    screw dana, he trys to please everyone while not actually standing by anything he says.
     
  7. 5H3RD0G

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    Cruz did say if he fought during the new year he would take the fight as if he were fighting the champ, I think that validates Barao as the champ and confirmed by Dana and fans. Can't get more definitive than that. I wouldn't underestimate Cruz however if he comes back 100% he will give a FOTY performance no doubt vs Barao.
     
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    Yup, if there is one thing Dana is known for, it's always trying to make everyone else happy.
     
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    i guess i should've clarified. basically shoots his mouth off to please people and than goes back in his word.
     
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    Dana doesn't say anything that doesn't serve his interests. I take it all w/ a grain of salt.
     
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    I have said it before, and agree with the consensus opinion that Barao is the champ right now. He is the one in the trenches going to war for the belt. Cruz has been in a suit behind a desk for far too long at this point. Until Cruz gets back to business and forcefully takes his belt back from Renan, he's just another contender in my eyes.
     
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    Of course Barao is.

    I hope Cruz can beat him and take is belt back. Officially, or otherwise.
     
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    Cruz does not deserve the belt anymore, 2 years of no fighting is fkng ridiculous,

    2 years to heal a injury is just so much damn time, how has he not healed yet?
     
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    You don't say.
     
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    Ya i saw that interview he was basically saying Barao is a real champ, not discrediting Cruz just saying Barao has fought all the guys Cruz would be fighting the past few years...

    jesus ppl love to blow everything Dana says out of proportion
     
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    Thanks Dana. Now all the debate about Cruz being champ is over right?







    ...right?
     
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    Right in the feels, Cruz.
     
  18. S Class

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    Barao is the champ since Cruz has been inactive for the longest time. Dana doesn't need to say anything.
     
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    Qft, Amen.
     
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    No. I think there's 2 right now.
     

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