Barao: I'm the same weight as Aldo, might move up

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UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (29-1) says he doesn't enjoy cutting to 135lbs. The natural featherweight dropped down a division to avoid his Nova Uniao stablemate Jose Aldo (22-1), who holds the 145lbs strap. Barao told MMA Junkie he walked around at the same weight as Aldo and hoped to return to featherweight sooner rather than later.

"I feel very good in this weight division, but I feel in two or three years, if Aldo decides to move up a weight division, I might do that, too ... I used to fight at 66 kilos (145 pounds), but when we closed the deal with the WEC, our trainer decided that I needed to fight at bantamweight because I would never be champion since Aldo had been there forever. He wanted another champion on the team ... Actually, I'm naturally the same weight as Aldo, but I cut more to make weight. I think I would suffer a lot less. I sacrifice a lot by cutting. I'd be able to eat a little better and relax a little more. I think the weight cut is what makes me most nervous going into a fight. I get very neurotic. I would be much more relaxed."

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  • PoloRidahPoloRidah Posts: 11,253Free
    Id like to see Barao and Aldo fight. That's a shame.
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  • Yesterdays_HeroYesterdays_Hero Posts: 23,588Free
    If he walks around the same weight as Aldo he must be one of the largest weight cutters in the UFC?
  • PoloRidahPoloRidah Posts: 11,253Free

    If he walks around the same weight as Aldo he must be one of the largest weight cutters in the UFC?

    That's what I was thinking. All this talk about how Jose has issues cutting to 145, well if Barao is the same weight cutting to 135 then we have another Anthony Rumble Johnson on our hands. Only difference is Barao actually makes weight lol. Rumble has gone from welterweight all the way up to heavy weight now that he has a fight scheduled with Arlovski. Will we see Barao fighting at welterwight someday? lol

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  • the_enigmathe_enigma Posts: 19,057Premium

    If he walks around the same weight as Aldo he must be one of the largest weight cutters in the UFC?

    Definitely must be up there when looking at it in % of total bodyweight but there are some big cutters in the ufc when just looking at numbers on their own.
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  • carnages41carnages41 Posts: 36,253Free
    that weight cutting can
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  • GSP_over_SilvaGSP_over_Silva Posts: 12,185Free
    What a weight cutter.
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  • i_run_thisi_run_this Posts: 19,295Free

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    whats your point?
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  • GSP_over_SilvaGSP_over_Silva Posts: 12,185Free

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    That's forum culture, bro. If someone is fighting your favorite fighter, you hate a guy, or you're trying to prove a point against a fighter, you have to find a way to put can in his name.

    If it's the other way around, you have to find a way to put GOAT in their name.
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  • WarWestWarWest Órale VatoPosts: 33,719Free

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    whats your point?
    no point, just pointing it out. although i think it's annoying.
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  • WarWestWarWest Órale VatoPosts: 33,719Free

    WarWest said:

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    whats your point?
    no point, just pointing it out. although i think it's annoying.
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  • OmoplataypusOmoplataypus BostonPosts: 4,557Free
    edited February 2013
    Fighters need to quit letting friendships or gym memberships stop them from fighting eachother. Put that aside and do whats best for your own fight career (although maybe avoiding Aldo was best). Caught some heat when I said that about DC and Cain but still I think its a mistake to avoid a division when its going to negatively effect your body just because a buddy fights in said division. Pisses me off that Machida and AS are like that too.
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  • i_run_thisi_run_this Posts: 19,295Free

    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    whats your point?
    no point, just pointing it out. although i think it's annoying.
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  • MMA_FTWMMA_FTW Co-Owner of the UFCPosts: 6,818Free
    Crazy how Barao will probably become the UFC bantamweight champion while Aldo will remain the featherweight champion. Then when Aldo moves to lightweight to get that championship belt, Barao will move into the featherweight division and dominate that division.
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  • OmoplataypusOmoplataypus BostonPosts: 4,557Free
    MMA_FTW said:

    Crazy how Barao will probably become the UFC bantamweight champion while Aldo will remain the featherweight champion. Then when Aldo moves to lightweight to get that championship belt, Barao will move into the featherweight division and dominate that division.

    I dont know man. There's some pretty tough competition at FW these days.
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    that weight cutting can

    i believe at least 21000 posts of yours are saying someone is either a can or the GOAT
    In MMA, you are either a can or a GOAT, there is no inbetween
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