UFC 238 Exclusive: Marlon Moraes explains how Henry Cejudo's Dillashaw win was a fluke
At UFC 238, Marlon Moraes will be facing UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo in a fight for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Title. The two fighters will be meeting each other in the Octagon on the 8th of June in the United States.
Before the fight, I had the chance to ask Marlon Moraes a few questions.
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Q. Given that Cejudo is a champion in Flyweight, how difficult are you expecting this fight to be?
MM: I'm ready for a hard fight you know. I know Henry Cejudo is a very good opponent, he got many accomplishments, he's a Flyweight Champion, he's proven himself in the Octagon. But I'm looking forward to winning on Saturday Night!
Q. What has your training been like heading into this fight?
MM: It's been hard. It is the hardest training camp I've ever done, but I've come up on top. I am still healthy and I am ready to go, and I am very well prepared for this fight.
Q. If you could fight any one fighter in the UFC past or present roster, who would it be?
MM: Uriah Faber. He is the guy who represents the lighter weight divisions, and he put us on the map. That's a guy I look up to, and one day if I have the pleasure or I had it, I would want to face Uriah Faber one hundred percent.
Q. You called Henry Cejudo’s win over Dillashaw a fluke. Would you like to elaborate?
MM: I think Henry is a good fighter but he never was a knockout guy. He knocked out TJ and it was really quick. I don't think he was expecting that. But TJ's a good fighter and I think if they fight again, the fight would be way tougher for Cejudo, but I definitely think that was not what he was actually looking for in that fight.
Q. Outside fighting, what are some of your hobbies?
MM: I like staying with my family, enjoy with my kids, whatever I have to do with them. Everyone knows that I love soccer, I love watching soccer and to play soccer.