Edson Barboza targets December return after predominant occasion loss

Edson Barboza desires to course appropriate his profession earlier than the tip of the yr.

Barboza’s (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC) trajectory towards a UFC featherweight title shot took a giant blow this previous month when he suffered a UFC on ESPN 30 predominant occasion loss to Giga Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC). The Brazilian was stopped by third-round TKO in an entertaining struggle that had its aggressive moments.

Within the quick 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 have been dormant.

After taking slightly 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.

Regardless of being 35 years outdated and a member of the UFC roster since November 2010, Barboza’s ardour to compete on the prime degree of the game nonetheless stays.

The American Prime Staff product didn’t reveal any explicit names he wish to face in his rebound struggle, but when his observe report is any indication, he’ll need somebody who’s both ranked or has a good title.

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