The UFC featherweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is willing to run it again with Brandon Moreno after picking up a unanimous decision victory in their trilogy bout on Saturday night Saturday Night at the Honda Centre In Anaheim California.
The fight served as Co Main Event of UFC 270, which was aired on Pay-Per-View following prelims on ESPN+/ESPN2. After five rounds of competitive action, Figueiredo (21-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) found favour in the eyes of the Judges but Moreno (19-5-2 MMA, 7-2-2 UFC) didn’t agree with the score and was very vocal about his believe in the post fight interview.
Figueiredo, who was defeated with a third round submission in their rematch back in UFC 262, had no issues with the scoring and even thinks that he won with a larger margin than the scoreline reflected.
“It was 4-1,” Figueiredo told reporters including MMA Junkie at a UFC 270 post-fight news conference. “I mean, there were five knockdowns. It was 4-1. They could’ve just given me every round.”
However Figueiredo, who labelled Moreno “Cry Baby” is willing to have a fourth fight with Moreno, if he is up for the challenge.
“Crybaby,” Figueiredo said of Moreno. “Let’s go to the next one, man. Let’s take it up (during) the next one.”
Figueiredo really wants to run it again with Moreno and even suggested that, he would like to venture into enemy territory for the first defence after recapturing the title. However his decision was short lived as he eventually changed his mind and picked Brazil.
“Yeah, I initially said Mexico,” Figueiredo said. “But I think if we go to Mexico… we might not leave. So I think that we’re considering Brazil might be a better option. … (With Mexican fans), I can definitely feel the warmth. I love when people yell at me and just swear at me. I love Mexico so much. I cherish it so much that I’m going to make a video for him eating burritos and saying how much I love Mexico, all right? I wanted to knock him out and I felt the crowd was feeling it. If it wasn’t for those 30 seconds, I think I would’ve done it.”