Renan Barao’s Coach Hoping For Immediate Rematch With T.J. Dillashaw
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.26.2014
Possibly at UFC 179…
- Renan Barao's coach Andre Pederneiras has stated that he will ask for an immediate rematch against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 179. That event is scheduled for Oct. 25 at Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Here are the highlights…
On a Rematch: "We're asking for an immediate rematch. It's fair, and we're looking a way to do it. It can't happen in less than five or six months, but I think that's how long T.J. is going to be out. Everybody wants to see another fight between them, since it was the fight of the night."
On Fighting in Brazil: "The ideal would be bringing this fight to Brazil," he said. "There's going to be a big event here in Brazil, apparently in October in Rio de Janeiro. Let's see is these guys are man enough to fight Barao in his house."
On Barao's Loss to Dillishaw: "After the first knockdown, Renan couldn't get into the fight anymore and he went dizzy with every blow," he said. "Even between the rounds, when we were talking to him, he wasn't even looking at us. After the first round, we told him not to trade with (Dillashaw) so he could recover, but it was like we had told him ‘go there and trade punches with him' because that's exactly what he did. He kept fighting and asked us who was winning the fight before the fifth. When the fight was over, he asked us what happened, if he won or if he lost."