- UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao recently spoke about fighting Michael McDonald. Here are the highlights…
On Possibly Facing Michael McDonald: "I was OK with the news because a lot of people were already speculating that I wasn't going to face Cruz. I wasn't that focused on him. I'll be prepared for whoever they put against me. I already had it in my mind that I could fight McDonald," Barao said. "He's coming off of good wins and good knockouts. It makes sense."
On Cruz Having Another Surgery: "My goal was to fight him because I wanted to unify the belts, but unfortunately he isn't in any condition for that."
Does Cruz' Injury Change Anything For Him?: "I really wanted to face Cruz, but this injury doesn't affect me in any way," Barao said. "I never stop training, and I'm here to fight anyone. I will always give it my best."