“I think this will be a great fight. Michael McDonald has been showing his work. He’s shown that he is a tough opponent and a fighter who moves forward. I think it will be a great fight and a tough fight,” Barao told UFC.com.
“I train with the best fighters in the world. I have the best in the world on my team and we all train really hard at Nova Uniao. I think it will be a war and I’m well prepared for everything. If I need to exchange, I’ll exchange. If I need to take down, I will take down. If I need to use jiu-jitsu, I will.”
Barao says this is the best training camp he’s had heading into a fight.
“I know this will be a great battle, a great fight.”