“I want to be the Julio Cesar Chavez of MMA,” says the UFC Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno

The UFC Flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno hopes to do the same for MMA as Julio Cesar Chavez did for Boxing in Mexico.

Brandon Moreno
Brandon Moreno

‘The Assassin Baby’ Brandon Moreno penned down his name in the books of history by becoming the first-ever Mexican-born UFC champion by defeating Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263.

Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the co-main event of UFC 263 and captured the Flyweight title. This win helped him to surge his popularity to new heights and even the Mexico-born boxing legend, Julio Cesar Chavez complimented him for this one.

Brandon Moreno was honored to hear the boxing legend praising him and in his latest interview with MMA Junkie, he thanked Cesar Chavez for his kind words. Moreno says, “I think first you have to contextualize what Julio Cesar Chavez means for my country, for Mexico,”

“I know that he’s world-renowned and that everyone in the boxing world knows who Julio Cesar Chavez is. He’s a legend, and you reach legend status when people, regardless if they like boxing or not, know your name – people know Julio Cesar Chavez.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Moreno added, “In Mexico, times that by the maximum, and to have someone like that have very nice words for you and recognize your name, it’s very special. I’ve said it before, I want to be the Julio Cesar Chavez of MMA.”

“I want to be that point of reference, when people hear my name they say, ‘That guy is a legend in MMA; he revolutionized.’ Right now I want to evolve MMA in my country, and I hope to accomplish that.”  {H/T MMA Junkie}

Brandon Moreno hopes to have a Chavez like career in MMA

Brandon Moreno
Brandon Moreno

Julio Cesar Chavez was one of the greatest boxers of his time and he held six major world titles in three different weight classes around the world. At one point in his career, he was undefeated for almost 90 fights.

Now, Brandon Moreno hopes to have a glorified career like him in MMA. He added, “I think if i can sum it up, it’s all seen in Chavez’s most symbolic fight – the fight he had against Meldrick Taylor,”

“I see my life in that manner. It was a fight that many thought he was losing, but at the end, with heart and pressure and being brave, he stops Meldrick Taylor and takes the win.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Brandon Moreno concluded, “I want my career to reflect that because I’m also aware that I’m not going to be that type of champion like Khabib Nurmagomedov, who’s undefeated and just invincible. I think I’m a very human champion. Despite all my limitations and imperfections, I can be at the top of this game.”

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