Edson Barboza on Lerone Murphy at UFC Battle Evening 241: 'It's going to be a struggle like at all times'

by Christina S. Brown
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LAS VEGAS – Edson Barboza vows to ship at UFC Battle Evening 241.

Barboza (24-11 MMA, 18-11 UFC) takes on Lerone Murphy (13-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) in Saturday’s fundamental occasion (ESPN+) on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Proprietor of one of many biggest spotlight reels in UFC historical past, Barboza’s 9 Battle of the Evening bonuses is essentially the most in firm historical past.

“He’s a very good fighter,” Barboza instructed MMA Junkie and different reporters on Murphy at Wednesday’s media day. “He has six fights within the UFC, however he confirmed that he’s among the finest. In fact the UFC don’t give him an opportunity to battle in the primary occasion as a result of he’s a pleasant man.

“He’s combating in the primary occasion as a result of he deserves it – he’s actually good. It’s going to be a struggle, like at all times. Everyone is aware of each time I’ll step within the octagon, I’m prepared for struggle, and I feel Saturday just isn’t going to be completely different.”

Barboza has fought a who’s-who in MMA, from former UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to former interim champ Justin Gaethje. The 38-year-old is coming off a Efficiency of Evening knockout of Billy Quarantillo and a Battle of the Evening battle towards Sodiq Yusuff.

“Give my greatest: I feel that’s going to be the important thing for this battle,” Barboza stated. “If I’m going there and provides my 100% and provides my greatest, I’m going to win this battle.”

You’ll be able to watch the total media day within the video above.

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