UFC Philadelphia: Edson Barboza Talks Future, Says Fans Will Hear His Name For a “Long, Long Time”
By FCF Staff
As Edson Barboza gets set to compete in his 27th, pro-MMA bout tonight at UFC Philadelphia, the 33-year-old has made it clear he intends to fight for multiple years yet.
Barboza will battle Justin Gaethje in the headliner of tonight’s card, which features the UFC’s #6 and #8th ranked lightweights respectively. Recently Barboza talked about his future in fighting, and while doing so, the feared striker said this (quotes via MMA Junkie);
“It’s funny because I talked to my coaches right now about this,” Barboza said. “I have a picture – my first fight was when I was 8 years old. I’m 33, and it’s still the same love for the sport, the fight sport. I don’t know. In my mind I want to do this forever, but once I get older I have to hear my body.
“I’m a very competitive guy. I hate to lose. I don’t like to lose. At some point in my career I start to lose too much, I think that’s the time to stop. But hey, I really believe I feel better than ever. Stronger, faster, my cardio. I think you guys are going to hear my name for a long, long time.”
Barboza also has competed in 28 kickboxing matches and holds a record of 25-3 in the sport.