“Not how I prefer it”- Brandon Moreno explains his decision to train under James Krause instead of AKA


“Not how I prefer it”- Brandon Moreno explains his decision to train under James Krause instead of AKA

Brandon Moreno

Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo fought for the third time for the featherweight title at the co-main event of UFC 270. Figueiredo came out on top after five rounds of a back-and-forth battle, he dethroned Moreno to once again become the featherweight champion, and they are getting ready for a fourth meeting.

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The main storyline for this fight was the rivalry between Moreno and Figueiredo’s new coach, Henry Cejudo. According to Cejudo, Moreno used to train with him, and he even stayed in his house when he started his MMA career, but Moreno ditched his camp and helped Joseph Benavidez prepare for Cejudo. Figueiredo knew about this, and when he joined Cejudo’s mentorship, the trash talk between these two parties began.

Even though Moreno lost the fight, he didn’t really buy into this narrative, and now he’s booked to face another rising contender, Kai Kara-France for the interim featherweight title. Moreno wants to become a champ again, and he made a big move to prepare for his future.

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“It was very hard”- Brandon Moreno reflects upon his decision of leaving his old gym

Brandon Moreno
Brandon Moreno

Moreno parted ways with his long-time gym and coach in Tijuana to train under the guideful eyes of James Krause from Glory MMA & Fitness in Kansas City. Moreno talked about this move in his recent interview with MMA Junkie, he said, “Of course, it was very hard. It was very hard. Raul has been my coach since I started at 16, 17 years old, of course, it was hard. But people need to understand and not confuse loyalty.”

He added, “I still care about Raul, I still care about my team, and that has nothing to do with loyalty and everything to do with my career, the things I want to keep achieving, and the hunger I have to accomplish my dreams. I personally felt that I needed a change, something new. We often talk about the comfort zone, but what I have learned throughout the years is that the comfort zone can come in through where you least expect it.”

“I decided to train with James Krause, and a lot of people were saying, ‘No, he should go to AKA, he should go to American Top Team,’ and these other big gyms when the news came out, but I don’t know. I’ve always been used to having a very personal treatment with my trainers, and I feel like these big gyms have it up to certain degree but not how I prefer it,” Moreno concluded.

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