Brandon Moreno – Alexandre Pantoja Is Making A Big Mistake

Brandon Moreno Punches Deiveson Figueiredo UFC 263

UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno has welcomed the challenge posed by high rising contender Alexandre Pantoja but believes that he might be biting more than he can chew with his recent comments after emerging victorious in his UFC On ESPN 29 Headliner against Brandon Royval.

Pantoja was quick to call out Moreno (19-5-2 MMA, 7-2-2 UFC) for a title fight after his victory over Royval and also made statements, suggesting that Moreno is actually scared if him as he has two wins over the champion. Pantoja defeated Moreno back in UFC Fight Night 129 and in their meeting in “The Ultimate Fighter”.

“I think this kid is making a big mistake saying I’m scared of him,” Moreno told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “I’ve never been afraid. I don’t know if I’m too brave or too stupid, but I’ve never been scared, and much less now that I feel at the best point of my life. I’m 27 years old, and I’ve never felt as good as I feel now.

The Champion acknowledged that he has been beaten twice by Pantoja but still believes that the key to his present position is the fact that, he has been able to evolve through challenges and when a there is a contract, Moreno will like to clarify that in the Octagon.

“I can’t deny the truth. He beat me twice, and I’m not going to be able to shake that off. That’s there, that’s on the record and on the history of my life and career. The only thing I can control is the present and keep advancing and evolving like I’ve done until now. I haven’t received an official offer, but if it’s Alexander Pantoja, he’s making a big mistake saying I’m scared of him because that’s a lie.”

Moreno has not really been a guy to trash talk and get engaged in social media babs or maybe direct illicit press statements towards a fellow competitor. However, he stands unshaken by the comments from Pantoja and remains cool about it till the fight is official.

“I can’t deny the truth. He beat me twice, and I’m not going to be able to shake that off. That’s there, that’s on the record and on the history of my life and career. The only thing I can control is the present and keep advancing and evolving like I’ve done until now. I haven’t received an official offer, but if it’s Alexander Pantoja, he’s making a big mistake saying I’m scared of him because that’s a lie.”

Moreno also see’s the UFC Matchmakers putting Pantoja up with him in his first title defence and will live the fight to take place in the last month of the year. Moreno picked up the UFC Flyweight Title with a Submission Victory Over Deiveson Figueiredo At UFC 263.

“Yeah, (I’d like a rematch) but not in a way that I’m angry or from my ego wanting to beat him because he defeated me,” Moreno said. “Not in that manner. I would like that fight to see how much I’ve evolved and prove to myself and also to the people how far I’ve come in this sport.”

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