Edson Barboza lost to him before and now he wants his rematch against Donald Cerrone as his next fight.
“My goal is to fight the best. Every time I fight I feel more prepared. After my fight with Cerrone, I realized I’m at their same level, said Barboza. I can easily fight anyone (at the top 10). I want a well-ranked opponent, and I will be ready. If I do my game, I can beat anyone. “I want to test myself against anyone ahead of me in the rankings, especially Cerrone. If they give me another fight with him, the result will be completely different. He was scheduled to fight the Russian, but the fight is off. Who knows, maybe the UFC will give me another opportunity to fight him,” he said. “I’m sure it would be a great fight.”
Edson Barboza has 10 knockouts, 1 submission and 3 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out and submitted once in his MMA career. He is 3-1 in his last four fights.
“It happens. I made a mistake,” the Brazilian said. “We’re fighting at the highest level. He had one chance and ended the fight. I know I would end the fight if I also had one opportunity. I was doing great, landed some good kicks and punches, but he caught me.”
Barboza beat Lucas Martins via 1st Rd knockout back in January of 2013, he beat Rafaello Oliveira in June via 2nd Rd TKO and then a majority over Danny Castillo in December of 2014. He then lost to Donald Cerrone via 1st Rd rear naked choke. He is coming off a win over Evan Dunham via TKO (strikes) in round one at UFC Fight Night 45.
Both fighters just fought at UFC Fight Night 45 and do not have a scheduled fight as of this writing.