I'm sorry, but after watching Barboza's last two fights, I simply don't understand all this hype (admittedly mostly from UFC employees) about him. I thought he lost to Njokuani, and without watching the Pearson fight over again, I think the decision is at least questionable. Don't get me wrong, I had him winning, but would not have been shocked had Pearson been given the decision.
Okay. He's fast, and a very technical striker. To me, that's where it ends. His power is unimpressive and put him up against a decent wrestler, or even a more well-rounded fighter for that matter, and he's in big trouble. I don't know, he may prove me wrong in the end, but as it stands now the hype is unjustified. I imagine the UFC will match him up with at least a few more strikers (aka favourable match ups) before they give him a legit threat to his unbeaten record.