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Tuesday, 05/20/2014, 01:44 pm

Faber Says Dillashaw Too Mean And Dirty For Barao


“I think he wins that fight. The reason I’m not being biased is because I fought T.J. and I fought Barao. I know it’s a very tough fight either way. Barao is amazing. I think the biggest difference will be this: Barao is a bigger guy than T.J., I think T.J. is going to be a little bit faster and he has a temper. Not a lot of people know that, because he’s a mild-mannered guy on the outside, but T.J. is really, really mean. I have to watch him in the corner and make sure he’s not cheap-shotting guys in the corner. He’s dirty, but in a good way, for the fight game. He’s one of the only guys that would like to fight like he does in the cage, in the practice room with full elbows and knees. But, I think T.J. keeps his composure and he’s the better wrestler. I think at this point, he is the most technical and faster striker. Barao has some real power moves and dangerous submissions. But, if T.J. is composed the whole time and becomes hard to hit, then he will win the fight. If he gets too emotional and gets kind of crazy, then he is going to put himself in danger.”

During yesterday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’. Urijah Faber talked up this weekend’s UFC 173 main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

Think he’s right?

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