Renan Barao Says He's Okay Being the Underdog Against TJ Dillashaw
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.14.2014
Renan Barao spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177. Check out the highlights:
On being the underdog: "I'm the underdog now, and he's the big favorite. I think it's natural because he had such a great fight. He fought very well against me. That's the only reason why things would have changed."
On fighting in Dillashaw's hometown: "When we step into the octagon, it will be only me against him, so it's not a problem to fight in Sacramento or anywhere else. I'm just training to fight him. If the UFC wanted it to be in Sacramento, that's OK."
On his training camp: "I'm not trying to reinvent myself. I just had to add to my game, but it's not a case of reinventing myself. … I've never trained more. I've been training like five or six hours every day. I've never trained more for a fight like this one."
On his goal: "My only goal right now is to get the belt back. I'm really focused and waiting to get this belt back to Brazil. I'm 100 percent focused. I hope to get the knockout, but I'm ready to fight five rounds if I need to."