Deiveson Figueiredo is demanding a chance to regain his flyweight crown.
Figueiredo and present flyweight champion Brandon Moreno have engaged in a pair of title fights over the previous yr. Their first assembly at UFC 256 produced a ‘Struggle of the 12 months’ candidate that was in the end dominated a draw. Within the quick rematch, Moreno prevailed on high, scoring a submission victory within the third spherical.
Seemingly for the reason that second he misplaced his belt, Figueiredo has been calling for the possibility to earn it again. Nonetheless, Moreno has been lower than intrigued by the thought, preferring to give the chance to a brand new contender.
In a current interview, Figueiredo known as out his rival for not affording him an opportunity at a rematch (H/T MMA Preventing).
“He’s a p—-,” Figueiredo mentioned. “Brandon Moreno is a p—- as a result of I used to be sick once I fought and beat him, and I gave him the rematch immediately. I gained that combat. They took some extent away from me, he pretended to be damage, he faked a watch poke so they might take factors from me, however I nonetheless gained. And now he doesn’t need to give me a rematch? He’s a p—-.”
“I anticipated extra from him, I anticipated him to behave like a person. What I would like essentially the most is that this trilogy with him, to combat him once more. I hope he’s man sufficient to present me that rematch.”
Although Moreno could need to face a brand new opponent, the very fact stays that there aren’t many names in title rivalry. Askar Askarov, who Moreno battled to a attract his return to the UFC, is predicted to be on the shelf for the rest of the yr. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is dropping down a weight class, however he has already been scheduled towards Kai Kara-France. The very fact is, Figueiredo could also be most worthy of the shot.
We’ll have to attend and see what the UFC in the end decides. In the event that they do determine to go forward with the trilogy, the confrontation main as much as the combat ought to be definitely worth the value of admission alone.
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