Like the spinning wheel kick that got him all the attention, Edson Barboza just keeps on rolling. Having won two rounds of online voting on ESPN's website, the Brazilian VFD Sports star now reaches the finals of the "Best Play" ESPY Awards held in Los Angeles on July 11.
Barboza is travelling to LA from Las Vegas, where he was attending the UFC fighter meetings and will be joined by his wife, Bruna. "I have no words to describe how excited I am to go to Las Angeles to participate of ESPN awards," Barboza said. "I feel like a winner just to be there."
Barboza is calling on all MMA fans to help him win this prestigious award, knowing it will be a difficult battle against more mainstream sports like football, basketball, and baseball. "I appreciate it if all MMA fans could vote for me for the Best Play of the year," Barboza said. "I am so grateful for all of you who are supporting me to be there. Thank you guys. Let's show them that MMA is one of the best sports in the world and I count on you to do it."
To vote on the Best Play award, visit ESPN's voting site here.