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Friday, May 04, 2018

Edson Barboza Wants Quick Turnaround Fight, Despite Consecutive Losses

Edson Barboza (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Edson Barboza is coming off consecutive, one sided defeats, the lightweight contender has no intention of taking a prolonged break from competing.

Last month, Barboza was handed a TKO loss versus Kevin Lee, after doctors stopped their bout in the fifth round, due to the punishment his right eye had taken. In December, Barboza incurred a one sided, decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

But, while speaking to MMA Fighting recently, the vicious striker said this:

“My plan is to fight again as soon as possible,” Barboza said. “I love what I do and I’m still motivated and hungry to keep training and getting better. I want to fight at least two times more this year.”

“I got hit a lot in the head (in those fights),” Barboza added, “It’s funny that people say I’m a warrior, that I don’t quit, that I can take a beating, and those are the same people that said I have a glass chin after my loss to (Donald) Cerrone [laughs]. I want to fight as quick as possible. I already trained today and I will come back with everything I have.”

Prior to the losses against Lee and Nurmagomedov, the 32 year-old Barboza had won three straight.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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