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Brandon Moreno is eyeing a potential super fight against a former two-division UFC champion

Brandon Moreno at UFC 263 post-fight press conference [Image Credits: UFC's YouTube Channel]
Brandon Moreno at UFC 263 post-fight press conference [Image Credits: UFC's YouTube Channel]
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Speaking to MMA Junkie, current UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno discussed the possibility of going up to the 135-pound division for a fight against Henry Cejudo.

"Definitely, yes. It's a possibility. Obviously, he's [Henry Cejudo] retired. He's almost a father. he wants to marry his girlfriend. It's a nice life. He's talking about a fight against [Alex] Volkanovski. He's talking about a fight against Petr Yan. He wanted to fight against [Deiveson] Figueiredo. So, you never know what's gonna happen in the future...I don't know. You never know." said Brandon Moreno.

You can watch the video of the full interview below:

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After defeating Deiveson Figueiredo and winning the UFC flyweight title, Mexican star Brandon Moreno had a brief backstage interaction with former two-division champion Henry Cejudo.

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In his interview with MMA Junkie, Brandon Moreno also talked about how Cejudo helped him in the early stages of his MMA career.

"He was my teammate before, a long time ago. He helped me...he opened the door of his house for me. He helped me with some money for my training in Arizona...But I never had a real opportunity to, you know, say thank you. To say 'Thank you so much' to Henry for helping me in the past. I saw that he was very happy for me, for my performance and my life in that moment." said Brandon Moreno.

Cejudo is a former two-division champion, having held titles in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions.

After a victory over Dominick Cruz last year, Cejudo announced his retirement from the world of combat sports. But since then, he has been constantly teasing a comeback to the octagon.


Brandon Moreno becomes the first Mexican-born champion in the UFC

By beating Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno created history in the UFC. 'The Assassin Baby' became the first Mexican-born fighter to wear UFC gold after submitting 'Deus De Guerra' in the third-round of their championship fight at UFC 263.

People in Tijuana even painted a mural following Moreno's championship crowning.


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Edited by Harvey Leonard
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