Renan Barao Likely To Get Rematch Against T.J. Dillashaw
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.13.2014
So says Dana White...
Dana White spoke with MMAjunkie today about T.J. Dillashaw's next bout and more. Check out the highlights:
On Renan Barao likely getting a rematch: "[Dillashaw's next fight] probably will be the Barao rematch. Tell me if I'm wrong. I think we sat there and we started looking through the list of guys to fight T.J., and there is a list of guys, which is a great thing, but how do you not give it to Barao, the guy who was undefeated all those years? I agree he got a five-round a– whooping and got finished, but how does it make sense to not give him the rematch? And who doesn't want to see it?"
On Barao deserving the fight: "When you watch that fight last time, people were losing their minds because nobody saw that coming. hey go in there and put on an unbelievable war. Is that not what you want to see again?"
On whether rematches are overdone: "How about (boxers Manny) Pacquiao and (Juan Manuel) Marquez are going to fight for fifth f—ing time, and you think we do too many rematches? I think if you look at a fight like Barao and Dillashaw, the guy went undefeated for 10 years and lost one fight. I want to see that fight again. [Losing again] puts Barao in a really bad spot, but then Barao gets in line and continues to fight and we see where it goes from there."