Thursday, May 23, 2013

UFC's Renan Barao Out Of Next Match

Interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has suffered a foot injury and will not be able to fight
against challenger Eddie Wineland in the main event of UFC 161 on June 15th.
According to a report by Brazilian news outlet Tatame the 26 year old suffered a right foot injury and will be unable to compete at the fight at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ontario.
Barao has one of the longest unbeaten streaks in the MMA, going 31 straight fights without a loss. He is 30-1 with one no contest in his career. Barao won the interim belt last summer with a five-round unanimous decision victory over former WEC champion Urijah Faber at UFC 149 in Calgary.
Barao was fresh off one of the most impressive victories in the UFC, a fourth-round arm-triangle choke submission over Michael McDonald at UFC on FUEL TV-7 in February in London. His goal had been to beat Wineland and move towards a unification fight against injured champion Dominick Cruz.
The extent of Barao's injury is unknown and the UFC has not formally commented on the situation. Fellow UFC contender Faber has said he would be willing to consider the opportunity if he were asked to fight in Barao's place. "I just found out and from what it sounds like, we've got the champ injured and now the interim champ in hurt. This sucks. No one has reached out to me about filling in but if the opportunity comes knocking, I'll definitely consider it. I feel like in rankings I'm number two, it's kinda like waiting to see what happens. If an opportunity comes take it. That's always been my mentality," says Faber.
References: Low Kick MMA and MMA Mania.
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