The newly crowned flyweight king Brandon Moreno is enjoying his time as the champion, he defeated Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 to become the first Mexican UFC champion. The champ is planning on returning soon, but he doesn’t think he will sign for a trilogy match against Figueiredo.
During the media lunch, Moreno said, “It’s obvious Figueiredo wants the next one because he lost the last one. But man, the last fight, I dominated him, in the first round, in striking, in grappling, in wrestling, so obviously I’m open to fight again with him. But I think he needs to fight with somebody.”
Moreno is open to the idea of fighting former bantamweight champ, Cody Garbrandt, “Cody Garbrandt wants to come in to the division, and I know he’s not in the best part of his career, but he’s a good name,” Moreno said. “He’s a former champ. He has a really good brand behind him. He’s an option.”
“The fight between Pantoja and Royval can be a possibility. Obviously, Askar Askarov. But he had an injury in his right hand. So, he will be out five or six months. Right now, I’m thinking about going back to the gym. I’ll be prepared for October or November. I think November is better. I don’t care the name. I just want to fight in that month,” Moreno concluded.
“I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder guy,” Brandon Moreno wants to go down in the history books as one of the best
Brandon acknowledged the fact that his life completely turned around after becoming the champion, and he is sure loving the limelight, but he is also focused on maintaining this status, he said, “I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder guy. I want to build a legacy. I don’t want to be that guy who won the fight against Deiveson, changed his life, and then started to lose. I don’t want to do that. So I need to take care of all the stuff I can control.”
“We can see in the history a lot of guys who get the gold and start to change a little bit and start to be assholes,” he said. “I don’t want to be that guy. I was born in a very humble family that taught me a lot of good stuff in my life. I’m trying to have some fun with the people, too. I love to be champion right now. But I can give you the belt right now.”