At UFC 255, Brandon Moreno had a great victory. But, the first defense of the title of Deiveson Figueiredo. Both were on the same card, which they will repeat soon, but face to face. The Brazilian extended his winning streak to five fights in a row, so now he will have perhaps the toughest test for him. Thus, 21 days later, they will have their own crossing for the title in the UFC 256.
“With all this COVID, everything happens very quickly. I get out of the octagon, did some interviews, literally, UFC staff pick up your things in the meantime and load them into a truck. Then, they take you to the parking lot where a van is waiting to take you to the hotel. So we went to the hotel, picked up our things. I live in Tijuana. For people who do not know, Tijuana and Las Vegas are about 5 hours by car, so it is not that long, “he said at first.
At the same time, Brandon He also acknowledged: “I like to drive every time I fight in Las Vegas. I like to take my car. So we got to the hotel, gathered our things, and left. We went to my manager’s house before we left, and they were having a little meeting, and I was eating a very delicious meal. The fight had just finished and Jason (Moreno’s manager) had Mick Maynard on the phone and they told me the date of the fight.
Will you keep the title?
“I always want to fight and get excited at any opportunity, but this time it caught me off guard. I did the math in my head and thought, ‘Hey, there’s only three weeks left until that fight. So I told him to give me two minutes to think about it. My coach Raúl was by my side, and my coach, who is more patient and keeps me level, says: ‘Nothing happened to you. You’re healthy. It is an opportunity to fight for the title. We have to go for it, “” explained the Mexican fighter.
Likewise, Brandon Moreno He also said to close: “And nothing, we take the fight. We know it is very soon, but it is the opportunity of our lives. We know that a victory can change a lot, so we decided not to wait any longer. It’s crazy, and every day I’m processing it a little more, but when they first told me I couldn’t believe it. In fact, when I was driving from Las Vegas to Tijuana, I couldn’t believe it.