Twenty-five minute bantamweight title fights. Get used to them.
Renan Barao, the UFC’s 135 pound kingpin, recently addressed the Brazilian Press with thoughts of decisions.
“I think so because it’s hard when you are the champion. All eyes are on you, the other athletes are studying your game. Sometimes you win a fight and people say it was easy but it has been difficult since ten years until now. Of course the plan is to finish fights but it won’t always happen.”
He also discussed his last minute gig in the UFC 173 main event against Team Alpha Males, TJ Dillashaw:
“I think there is no rivalry. Team Alpha Male is one of the best camps in the world, their fighters are always getting title shots and that is why all these fights against us from Nova Uniao. But only we have two belts.
They called me to save this card and I’m up to fight one more time this year. Raphael Assunçao deserves this shot because he is coming off a good win streak and was asking to fight me before he got hurt.”