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Dana White Says Renan Barao is MMA’s Floyd Mayweather

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While Dominick Cruz is away, Renan Barao is taking the UFC bantamweight division by storm as the interim champion. The fighter is 6-0 in the octagon, and 31-1 in his overall career, with his sole loss coming in his first professional fight. After his win over Eddie Wineland last Saturday via an explosive knock out from a spinning back kick, there’s no doubt that this kid is for real.

In speaking with reporters following UFC 165, UFC President Dana White compared the dominant fighter to boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.

“The closest thing to [Mayweather] is this kid right here,” White said of Barao. “He’s gone undefeated for eight years, Floyd has gone undefeated for 17 years. Do you know how hard it is to go eight years undefeated? Seriously, think about that. He doesn’t get enough credit for the record he has and what this guy is capable of doing, and it’s not just like he’s undefeated and he goes to decision and outpoints you. This dude [expletive] destroys you.”

Barao currently has 31 consecutive wins on his record over an eight year period. In comparison, Mayweather has been undefeated for 17 years with 45 consecutive victories.

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