Edson Barboza desires to course right his profession earlier than the top of the 12 months.
Barboza’s (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC) trajectory towards a UFC featherweight title shot took an enormous blow this previous month when he suffered a UFC on ESPN 30 fundamental occasion loss to Giga Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC). The Brazilian was stopped by third-round TKO in an entertaining battle that had its aggressive moments.
In the instant aftermath of the loss, Barboza stayed quiet. He didn’t attend the post-fight press convention, and for a number of days his social media accounts had been dormant.
After taking a bit of time to digest the outcome, Barboza has seemingly gathered himself to find out what needs to be subsequent in his profession. It seems he’s settled on a December return to the octagon (by way of Instagram):
Dezembro? Estou dentro!!!! @ufc_brasil ?? December? I’m in!!! @ufc
Barboza’s loss to Chikadze dropped him to 2-2 since he moved all the way down to the UFC featherweight division from light-weight. It was the primary time he’d been stopped at his new weight class, and it derailed Barboza’s momentum towards turning into a viable title contender.
Despite being 35 years previous and a member of the UFC roster since November 2010, Barboza’s ardour to compete on the high stage of the game nonetheless stays.
The American Top Team product didn’t reveal any specific names he want to face in his rebound battle, but when his monitor report is any indication, he’ll need somebody who’s both ranked or has a good identify.