Since he was crowned flyweight champion in UFC, Deiveson Figueiredo he eagerly awaits the first defense. Thus, he received a challenge from the former Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, although later he was injured and will not be able to be. Anyway, this caused a lot of controversy and the Brazilian fired hard at the American. The tension between the two is growing, so many hope that they will cross at some point.
I am not scared of opponents. With due respect, Cody Garbrandt It would have been a more dangerous fight for me, but I was training to knock him out. Unfortunately he got hurt and I hope he makes a quick recovery so we can make this fight happen. They put Alex Pérez on and I don’t see many qualities in him. I’m training very hard as if I was fighting Garbrandt, ”the South American began.
At the same time, Deiveson He also commented: “You can be sure that I will train hard to knock him out. From what I’ve seen, Alex Pérez’s style suits me. He’s slow, I don’t see any danger in him. That’s why I’m training to knock him out in the first round. I see more qualities in Brandon Moreno than in Pérez, but I am playing by the will of God. Since they put him in, I’ll train to knock him out. I always train to knock out my opponents.
“There are no easy fights, there is always danger, but of all the opponents, this confrontation is the one that suits me the most. It offers less danger than the others. I always follow God’s plans. Since he is the one who comes to fight with me, so be it. I will give you a warm welcome », concluded the Brazilian. He clearly wants to cross against Garbrandt, but for that we will have to wait and possibly it will be in several months.
Your previous words
When he found out that he would not see Cody, Deiveson Figueiredo He said: “I want him to prove that he can reach 56 kilos and face someone from my division. After that, if he wins, he could face me. We do not agree that he skips the line and goes straight to a fight for the belt. It would be unfair for the UFC to give him the right to the belt. I think the UFC has to respect those who work hard for a belt fight. “