Figueiredo’s weight cut and pre-fight antics are both unnecessary
Brandon Moreno believes Deiveson Figueiredo could have done without his tough weight cut and pre-fight antics.
Moreno made his dream come true on Saturday evening (June 12). He challenged Figueiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship. The title rematch served as the main co-event for UFC 263. The two fought for a majority draw when they first met at the end of 2020. In the rematch, Moreno won 125-pound gold by forcing the valve through a rear choke. in the third round.
There was a lot to do with Figueiredo’s performance. Some think he looked a bit lost and maybe the weight reduction had achieved him. During the post-fight press conference, Moreno told reporters he believed Figueiredo had reduced his weight too much.
“Dude, we have to be honest. He cut too much weight. I think it’s unnecessary. This sport is so difficult because you are losing weight because you want an edge in the fight. You want to feel stronger and you want to feel more energetic than your opponent. But dude, in fact, the Embedded, Figueiredo crying after (doing) weight, very dramatic at the last minute of the time. I think it’s unnecessary, but obviously it’s not my decision. It is the decision of his team and him.
Figueiredo is known to keep his aggression inside the Octagon, but in preparation for his fight with Moreno, the former UFC title holder has spoken of waste. Figueiredo even pushed Moreno in the last pre-fight press conference.
Moreno said a war of words will never negatively impact his performance on fight night.
“The guy was very respectful. And I knew it. The guy, he tried to put a special flavor in the fight, you know? Trying to be the bad guy. But it doesn’t work with me. My state of mind is different. So the guy is a dad (like) me, you know? He has a family. He has a wife, a daughter. So the guy is a nice (person). Sometimes he tries too hard to be the bad guy, but he doesn’t have to.