Brandon Moreno confused by Deiveson Figueiredo’s trash discuss claims forward of UFC 263
PHOENIX – UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno should not seeing eye to eye forward of their title struggle rematch.
They meet as soon as once more within the co-main occasion of Saturday’s UFC 263. And within the buildup, Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) has claimed that Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) is speaking method an excessive amount of, which hasn’t sat properly with the Brazilian.
“To begin with, he speaks rather a lot, and I’m the man to close his mouth on Saturday,” Figueiredo mentioned on the UFC 263 press convention thorough a translator. “I’m going to knock out that man within the first spherical. Concentrate, I’m going to knock that man out within the first spherical.”
Moreno is confused by Figueiredo’s feedback as he believes he hasn’t crossed any strains. The Mexican fighter thinks the champ is making up these claims to hype himself for the struggle.
“He’s attempting to make some narrative in his thoughts, perhaps to maintain focus and to be concentrated,” Moreno mentioned. “If that works for him, it’s high-quality for me. I don’t care. I simply need to be the subsequent flyweight champion, and that’s an important factor in my profession – for my Mexican folks, for me, my household, and for everybody.”
Moreno feels prepared for the rematch, and he’s not going to draw back from sharing his ideas simply because Figueiredo just isn’t with it.
“I communicate an excessive amount of as a result of I’ve my very own voice, and I’m not a puppet of anyone. That’s why I discuss an excessive amount of,” Moreno mentioned. “I used to be very trustworthy with myself of what I considered the struggle. The man tried to knock me out within the first struggle, after which he tried to make excuses and that’s high-quality. There’s no drawback. I’m prepared.”
Figueiredo was unable to place away Moreno again at UFC 256 in December, however he guarantees he’s extra prepared getting into UFC 263, and he’s sticking to his first-round knockout prediction.
“I’m a showman and I’m going to placed on a present for you guys and knock him out,” Figueiredo mentioned. “I’m going to placed on a present and make you guys love me.”
UFC 263 takes place Saturday at Gila River Area in Glendale, Ariz. The primary card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view adopted by prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.