Barboza: That Edson is back

Former UFC lightweight contender Edson Barboza is still looking for his first win at featherweight.

His defeat to Dan Ige was a controversial one, as well as the prior split decision to Paul Felder… but the fact is that the Brazilian’s last win is almost two years ago. However, Barboza won’t let the bad streak get in his head when he meets Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5.

“I feel great. I’ve never felt so great in my whole career, hands down. Psychologically, phisically and most of all, I feel motivated. Some things happened and I needed this. I had some controversial losses. It awakened the Edson from back in the day, from before the UFC days. The one who was really thirsty, does what he loves and wanted this more than anything else. That Edson is back.”

“it’s funny. I had two controversial losses, especially the last one, and I had two choices.” Edson said. “Do I go back to the other division? Do I stay here?. Since I felt so great in my first fight and in this division, I looked at it as a fresh start. I do believe I won my last fight, and the Paul Felder one, too. But it’s a fresh start. You’ll see the best Edson Barboza to ever fight in the UFC.”

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