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Killing the King: Renan Barao

Killing the King: Renan Barao
By: Jack Slack, Fightland

The fact that Renan Barao hasn't lost a fight since his début in 2005, and that he has now defended his UFC bantamweight title (which was “interim” for a stupidly long time) on four occasions, should give you an idea of just how good Renan Barao is.

But no matter how many men he beats, the arsenal of tools which he shows is minimalist. That is never a bad thing—I appreciate a man who gets good at using what he knows—but it can make it easier to take that handful of tools away. It might sound cruel to say, but Barao is in many ways the diet Jose Aldo.

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