Pederneiras: Let’s see if TJ Dillashaw is man enough to fight Renan Barao in Brazil
"The ideal would be bringing this fight to Brazil," he said. "There's going to be a big event here in Brazil, apparently in October in Rio de Janeiro. Let's see is these guys are man enough to fight Barao in his house."
UFC: Ludwig doesn't think Barao will get an immediate rematch
I guess in some contracts, they have immediate rematch clauses, but I don't know about T.J.'s, nor can I comment on it because that stuff is confidential. I don't think it's fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch. That fight wasn't even close, but then, who else is T.J. going to fight? Who is the Number 1 contender? It's still Barao. I know he's gonna need some time to recover, so I doubt he'll be the next guy to challenge for the belt.
Dillashaw Talks Next Fight, Which Might Be Ex-UFC Champ
Another possible future opponent, former champion Dominick Cruz, is someone Dillashaw has looked up to in the sport and a person he would welcome as a foe.
“Hopefully, he can make a comeback,” Dillashaw said. “He was a great champion. He was a champion when I first started fighting that I looked up to and it would be an honor to fight that guy.”
With One Win Already On Resume, Assuncao Wants Dillashaw Next
Assuncao (22-4) is 6-1 inside the Octagon, including five consecutive wins. He defeated Pedro Munhoz this past February after the Dillashaw win last October.
Since a 2011 loss to Erik Koch, he’s topped Johnny Eduardo, Issei Tamura, Mike Easton and Vaughan Lee, with two of those coming by finishes.
In seeing what Dillashaw did to defeat Barao, Assuncao stated that was what he had in mind, adding, “It was a similar strategy. Me and T.J. already fought and I would love to fight him again.”