As Mitch Gagnon gears up for his UFC Fight Night Brazil bout against Renan Barao this weekend, one thing is certain, the Canadian will likely by on the wrong end of some pretty harsh chants, much like Conor McGregor was recently when a hostile Brazilian crowd chanted ‘You’re going to die’ at the Irish superstar.
Gagnon spoke to MMAJunkie Radio about his upcoming bout, saying:
“The chants and the hardcore fans – I can’t wait to be there and be a part of it,”
“I don’t know which Renan Barao is going to come in. That weight cut, his loss of the title, might be a huge motivation for him to take care of his diet, to be hungry again, to fuel him. Or it could drag him down.
“That’s not my concern. My concern throughout camp was to be in shape and to follow the gameplan my coaches set to defeat Barao.”