On Sunday night, Edson Barboza will look to build on the considerable momentum he’s got going right now, when he takes on Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 61. Since Barboza was submitted by Donald Cerrone last April, the dangerous striker has taken out Evan Dunham, and more recently, he outscored lightweight contender Bobby Green for the unanimous decision win.
As a result, the Brazilian is currently ranked #6 in the UFC’s 155 division, and a win over Johnson would be another big statement.
Of course, one of the reasons the fight with Johnson is so important, is because the “Menace” has won three straight. Thanks to the run, the American is currently ranked #12 and he could move into the top 10 by defeating Barboza.
Well, in anticipation of the bout, the UFC has posted an interesting video titled “Edson Barboza’s” motivation. The clip follows Barboza as he trains, teaches and yes, discuss his motivation to fight.
UFC FN 61 will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on February 22nd.