Edson Barboza sees with UFC on FOX 3-1 because the start of a run involving the lightweight buckle, but also a battle which reflects many changes in his personal life.
The Brazilian lightweight moved from New Jersey to Florida from July, shifting teams from Mark Henry and Ricardo Almeida’s health to American Best Team, also says what has been positive as.
”My personal life was horrible there Barboza told MMA Fighting. “Nothing else related to training or training spouses, nothing. My life with my family, my spouse, we didn’t have many intimate friends there, therefore it was horrible, excruciating, and that has been among the many reasons why I moved.
Doors are available, sun has gone outside there, my child could go play outside. I’m five minutes from the gym, therefore that which is perfect. Weather is good annually. I’m here since July and that I don’t think I’t used shoes formerly [laughs]. My son is so happy, my partner is happy, and making the gap for mepersonally. ”
As an athlete, even moving coaches and into ATT supposed using new training spouses, one key part of the team hasn & rsquo; t shifted. Anderson Franca, Barboza’s muaythai trainer since rsquo & the fighter;s early days in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, has also moved into Florida.
Now attempting to snap an two-fight skid to Khabib Nurmagomedov along with Kevin Lee, Barboza is entering his 20th Octagon look caked to show how far he has evolved as a mixed martial artist on the past few months.
”It’s pretty hard to say now what’s shifted because I could make it happen Saturday and you state rsquo & I haven;anything changed, but get ready,” Barboza said with a smile. “One thing that I can say ll see a fighter that is different, different than the Edson Barboza you watched at those 1-9 battles.
”He’s coming up,” Barboza added of Hooker, who’s 4-0 with four stoppages over Gilbert Burns, Jim Miller, Marc Diakiese along with Ross Pearson since moving upward to light-weight 20 17. “I’m since it will be a war one of the best, ” I & rsquo; m at the upper ten, so prepare yourself. … It’s a MMA fight, everybody else I fought strove to carry me down. I believe he can take my thighs to attempt and take me down finally. ”
Barboza has no prediction for he uttered himself beating on the New Zealand-native in UFC’s show on FOX, but he anticipates to function as “at the combination ” with a win Saturday.
”There are only four guys before me at the ranking, that’s perhaps not too much ” Barboza said, speaking to 155-pound contenders Tony Ferguson, conor-mcgregor , Dustin Poirier along with Lee. “I believe I & rsquo; ll be knocking the door for the shot at the buckle and Beating on this person. ”