Edson Barboza Joins American Top Team


Edson Barboza’s time in New Jersey has come to an end as the UFC fighter has relocated to Florida to train at American Top Team (ATT).

Despite just moving to Florida, a happy Barboza feels like he fits in just fine with ATT.

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“I moved on Monday, so it’s been three days since I’m here,” Barboza told MMA Fighting. “There are a lot of guys I know there and I felt at home, no doubt. I spoke with the coaches and I’m happy and excited. I’m still moving, worried about this part first, but I’ll start training tomorrow.”

Barboza had trained in New Jersey alongside such people as former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, coach Mark Henry and retired UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida.

ATT’s newest fighter has just one goal in mind at the moment and that is to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible.

“I want to fight as fast as possible with whoever the UFC puts in front of me,” Barboza said.

The lightweight contender is currently in the midst of a two fight losing streak, having dropped bouts to Kevin Lee and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, with his last win coming over Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 106.

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