“I want to be the Julio César Chávez of MMA”: Brandon Moreno

Brandon Moreno y Julio César Chávez

Brandon Moreno, featherweight champion of the UFCHe assured that he wants to be the one Julio Cesar Chavez of mixed martial arts.

“I do not want to think that I have already achieved it, because that is my last goal before retiring,” he said in an interview with Jocelín Flores from Record. “In the sense that Julio Cesar Chavez They know him all over the world, whether you like boxing or not, they know him and I want to achieve that. That is not only going to mean something personal, but also for the sport. I know that right now I have the power to make the sport grow in Mexico”.

The Tijuana fighter became the first Mexican born in the country to become world champion of UFC.

dark defeated by submission (mataleón) Deiveson Figueiredo in a rematch fight, after they met for the first time in December 2020 and ended in a majority draw.

“Definitely I still feel that there is a lack of work, but I think that with this I have enough weapons to change everything,” he considered. “I want to be him Julio Cesar Chavez of mixed martial arts, I have a place that I have already taken from everyone, that nobody can take away from me, absolutely nobody ”.

Brandon vs. Figuereido

Brandon will face for the third time Figuereido in the third fight between the two and in the first defense of the Mexican of the flyweight belt of the UFC.

“I don’t know if I’m going to be a champion for 10 years, I don’t know if the next fight will knock me out in the first round,” he confessed. “I am very realistic in that aspect, it keeps me focused, with my feet on the ground, but I am the first Mexican champion and nobody can take that from the books.”

JC Chavez He is one of the best known Mexican boxers in the world for what he achieved in the ring and, now, Brandon Moreno wants to emulate their achievements.

In the past, Cain Velasquez was crowned heavyweight champion of the UFC, but he was born in USA and his parents are Mexican.

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