UFC boss says Renan Barao to defend interim belt, possibly against Michael McDonald

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Budgellism
11/18/12 5:09:06AM
MONTREAL – And then there was one.

Prior to Saturday night's UFC 154 event in Montreal, the UFC roster boasted two interim title holders. But after welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre downed interim title holder Carlos Condit to unify the belts in the 170-pound division, bantamweight Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was left as the lone interim champ on the roster.

Barao recently said he was happy to wait for champion Dominick Cruz to return to action before he fought again, but UFC President Dana White isn't so sure. Instead, he said Barao will soon defend his interim belt, and Michael McDonald (15-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) could very well be the challenger.

"We were talking about Barao defending his title now," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Saturday's post-UFC 154 press conference. "So whether he wants to wait or not, we're going to go back to him soon probably here and have him defend it."

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prozacnation1978
11/18/12 7:57:58AM
Maybe headliner of Ufc 157
sparky
11/18/12 10:21:47AM
Renan will be to much for McDonald at this point in his young career.

WAR BARAO
Michael_Corleone
11/18/12 11:08:33AM
This fight will NOT go to the judges, I love this fight!
FastKnockout
11/18/12 11:30:03AM
Yes! Glad he decided to defend it.
BuffaloDave
11/18/12 11:58:53AM

Posted by FastKnockout

Yes! Glad he decided to defend it.



It seems it's like more of Dana telling him he is gonna defend it.
Bubbles
11/18/12 12:07:42PM
Budgellism
11/18/12 12:09:29PM
Good, this makes me happy. Barao definitely does not need to sit around and wait for Cruz.
prozacnation1978
11/18/12 2:51:18PM
I think Dana realized that last night
That a interim champ can't hold the whole weight class hostage.

Condit should have faced Hendricks during the summer
sparky
11/18/12 4:27:35PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Condit should have faced Hendricks during the summer




I disagree I'm glad he waited for GSP because if he wouldnt have we all would of missed out on that EPIC fight they just put on

jjeans
11/18/12 4:35:28PM

Posted by Michael_Corleone

This fight will NOT go to the judges, I love this fight!



Av bet on that?
Gogoplatapus
11/18/12 4:44:24PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by prozacnation1978

Condit should have faced Hendricks during the summer




I disagree I'm glad he waited for GSP because if he wouldnt have we all would of missed out on that EPIC fight they just put on




Worked out just fine.
MMAcca
11/18/12 6:36:20PM
Bad fight for Barao in my opinion.

Macdonald has great wrestling and legitimate knockout power.

I love Barao, but i think Macdonald takes this.
spang714
11/18/12 6:51:12PM

Posted by sparky

Renan will be to much for McDonald at this point in his young career.

WAR BARAO




I'll take Mayday....if they make this...av bet?
Michael_Corleone
11/18/12 10:35:33PM

Posted by jjeans


Posted by Michael_Corleone

This fight will NOT go to the judges, I love this fight!



Av bet on that?



Absolutely