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Renan Barao Wants To Have A Legacy When All Is Said And Done

Renan Barao Wants To Have A Legacy When All Is Said And Done

UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao is pretty simple in terms of what he wants out of life.

Barao is set to defend his title this Saturday night against Urijah Faber in the main event of UFC 169. He was awarded the unified title after Dominick Cruz suffered another injury and was forced to vacate the crown.

Since coming to the UFC, Barao (31-1) has continued to roll along, defeating the likes of Scott Jorgensen, Michael McDonald, Eddie Wineland and Faber once before.

So, what does all these consecutive wins mean for the Brazilian? It gives him a chance to secure a legacy in the sport of MMA.

“I’ve been working so hard for this for all this time, and if I keep winning like this, probably I’ll have a good legacy to bring to everybody,” said Barao, in an interview with MMAConvert.com Thursday during media day. “When I retire, I can have my own fighters practicing and coming to the UFC.

“I’ll be able to follow them.”

Barao currently works with Nova Uniao and the likes of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and others. He has not lost in 32 straight fights, winning 31 of them and having one go to a no-contest.

“That’s what I want; I want to have a legacy,” he said, “I want to be remembered by my fights.”

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