Francimar Barroso Says He Isn't As Stressed As Before Heading Into UFC Fight Night 38
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.22.2014
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Francimar Barroso (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) spoke about the fact he has less stress for his fight with Hans Stringer (21-5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) because he's already had his debut fight. The two will fight at UFC Fight Night 38, which happens at Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Barroso-Stringer will be a part of the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass before more preliminary fights and the main card on FOX Sports 1.
On his debut: "It was difficult because I only signed on the dotted line 15 days before the fight. Thankfully, I was able to put on a great show. Of course, any debut comes with a certain amount of stress. This next fight will be different – not only because it's another opponent, but because that stress of debuting is behind me. I'm willing to spill my own blood, and I've done it before. Hopefully it will be another victory for me."
On his Brazil run: "I had a long career in Brazil. It was a hardship I had to endure to eventually sign up with the UFC. I won the championship belts for both Shooto Brazil and WOCS, two respected organizations. I had many difficult fights. Now that I reached my dream of getting into the UFC, I'll seek to remain there. I know that I have to work hard to stay in the UFC. I'm doing it with the help of my entire team."
On his fight with Stringer: "Hans has been undefeated for some time. He has proven that he is a tough fighter. I expect a difficult fight, a war against him, since we both enjoy keeping the fight on the feet. I will be doing everything in my power to get a KO, because I know I have it in me to do it."