Deiveson Figueiredo is still pissed about his majority draw against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 last December, a five-round affair that forced an immediate rematch for this weekend’s UFC 263 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event in Glendale.
Both fighters were featured in Episode 2 of UFC 263 “Embedded” (click here for Ep. 1).
“Deiveson Figueiredo has a personal problem with Brandon Moreno,” coach Wallid Ismael said. “The last fight Brandon Moreno told the press, ‘Hey, Deiveson was not hurt, he was not sick.’ Brandon Moreno called the champ a liar. He wants to destroy Brandon Moreno in the first round. He’s not the ‘Assassin Baby.’ He’s the crybaby. He’s gonna make Brandon Moreno cry.”
Figueiredo (20-1-1) will be putting his 125-pound title on the line against Moreno (18-5-2) after months of back-and-forth chatter, but don’t expect the Brazilian to start trashing the No. 1-ranked flyweight — because “Daco” lets his fists do the talking.
“Brandon Moreno knows I wasn’t 100 percent in our last match,” Figueiredo said. “I do not like to criticize anyone so I’ll just say that on June 12th he’ll get what he deserves.”
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