Despite Eddie Wineland’s recent wins over Brad Pickett and Scott Jorgensen, and his status as a former WEC champ, the rugged vet is a pretty big underdog heading into his UFC 165 scrap with Renan Barao. After all, not only has the interim bantamweight champ put together a jaw dropping 31 fight undefeated streak, but he has defeated the likes of Pickett, Jorgensen, Michael McDonald, and Urijah Faber since arriving in the UFC. In other words, there aren’t many more impressive records right now in the sport.
Not surprisingly, however, Wineland doesn’t appear to be bothered by all the hype Barao’s been receiving, and sounds pretty confident about his chances September 21st. While speaking on a recent media call to promote the Toronto bound card, here’s what Wineland had to say bout Barao’s streak and the promotion’s #7 P4P champ (comments via MMA Fighting.com).
“His win streak is amazing,” Wineland said. “That being said, he hasn’t fought me yet. So he’s going to see where his win streak stands.”
“He’s just another man. He puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like I do. There’s no reason I can’t beat him.”
That’s certainly a good way to look at it. If you’re curious, the betting lines currently have Winland as an underdog in the range of +350 to +500. Despite the odds, it should be an outstanding fight.
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