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Renan Barao shoots down reports that he’s signed with Serbian Battle Championship

Lost in translation?

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, Renan Pegado, denies signing with Serbian Battle Championship (SBC), despite a recent social media post that suggested “Barao” was on the hook for multiple fights.

Turns out those appearances are for an ambassador role only.

“I didn’t sign any contract, I just went to the guest event,” Pegado told Globo’s Combate. “I took a picture because I was part of that event, but not as an event athlete, but just a participation. At the moment I’m not negotiating with any [promotion]. I’m just training, a lot of jiu-jitsu, and organizing some personal things in my life.”

Pegado (34-9, 1 NC) was released by UFC back in December after losing five straight and seven of his last eight. The 33 year-old Brazilian was once ranked No. 1 in the world at 135 pounds and No. 3 pound-for-pound.

How the mighty have fallen.

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