Merriam-Webster defines 'Bantam' as a person of diminutive stature and often combative disposition. This sounds like an awesome word to use to an insult a short douchebag kind of guy with a Napolean complex. I think I will test it out on my borderline dwarf status boss later today when he yells for someone to make him some coffee. I doubt he even knows what it means. If I'm unemployed after 430pm we'll all know my estimate of his intelligence level was way off.
The term bantam applied to fighters like Renan Barao and Michael McDonald is entirely uninsulting and perfectly accurate. Both of these guys walk into the cage and transform into some smaller but faster version of Kraken monsters. Tomorrow afternoon for those of us over in the USA the two will clash for the interim bantam weight title currently held by Renan Barao live from London on UFC on Fuel 7. It's a card none of us are going to want to miss. check out the full card listing below and get pumped with this UFC promo for the Barao vs McDonald fight now!
Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
Dustin Poirier vs. Cub Swanson
Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa
Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago
Ryan Jimmo vs. James Te Huna
Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle
Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
Danny Castillo vs. Paul Sass
Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Tom Watson
Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Ulysses Gomez vs. Phil Harris