What's next for Barao?

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  1. coolmunkie

    coolmunkie White Belt

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    Anybody think he might move up to 145?? A lot of great fights for him there... (how sick would Barao v. Edgar be....or dare I say, McGregor?) Plus a chance to fight for the belt quicker (if Mendes wins or if Aldo moves up).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Kingfarthur

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    Dude, he just lost ONE fight, and it was a title fight. Let him go home, relax, and figure out how to improve. Fighters can improve and make adjustments.
     
  3. Helano

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    I don't think he is going to move up, that said, a fight with a top 10 opponent in FW would be good for him.
    And, let's make Mizugaki vs Barao.
     
  4. coolmunkie

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    Even if he had won, there had been discussions about him moving up. Cutting that much weight is no joke; nobody enjoys doing it, and even less so when it negatively affects your performance.
     
  5. TeamBackfist

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    It's clear that weight cutting continues to be a problem for Renan, just watch the pre-fight UFC camp footage. He should just move up.. him and Aldo both.
     
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    Give him Cruz
     
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    Francisco Rivera. Somebody like a gate keeper level.
     
  8. coolmunkie

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    I dont think the Cruz fight is a good fight for him now. If he wins, he beat a guy who had been gone for two years+.... whoopdee doo . If he loses, that's two in a row, including a guy who had been gone for two +years.
     
  9. Koro_11

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    So a guy that was on a 35 fight win streak doesn't deserve a rematch?
     
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  11. Plissken

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    Cruz fights almost exactly like Dillashaw did tonight, not a good stylistic matchup for Barao. As coolmunkie said though it's a lose/lose fight, and Cruz himself needs a couple tuneup fights after 2.5 years off.
     
  12. Yonny

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    I think Barao should get Mizugaki winner gets a instant title shot.

    Make Dillashaw vs Assun
     
  13. lockon

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    he should stay at bw, he just lost one fight (and a title fight at that). he could improve and be better
     
  14. PBandJPenn

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    not when you were so thoroughly outclassed the whole fight.

    1 or 2 impressive wins and he'll probably get another shot at the belt.
     
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    this all day.
     
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    He lost one fight, until also moves up he's staying at bw. Someone mentioned a mizugaki #1 contender fight, I like that, wouldn't mind seeing a fight with Dominick either. Apart from those guys who is there that's worthy that he hasn't beaten already?
     

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