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Houston – New UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno He is anxious to get back to work and get his first title defense, but his timeline may not match reality.

Moreno (19-5-2 MMA, 7-2-2 UFC) submitted Daveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 in June to win a £ 125 belt. In an ideal world, what accompanies being a UFC champion quickly settles down and he can return to training for the fight, but it’s a big problem for anyone.

“I want to fight in November,” Moreno told MMA Junkie on Friday. “There was only one fight this year. Before that, I fought about four times a year.

“For now, the division is very strange. Askar Askarov was injured-I think he’s the best candidate. He’s injured. He’s been out for a few months. Cody Garbrandt. Brant isn’t fighting until December, so you might have to wait a bit to see how the division works – (Alexandre) Pantoja- (Brandon) Royval, maybe Alex Perez-(Matt) Wait a minute for Schnell. I don’t want to talk because I love Schnell, but it’s possible if I beat Alex Perez. “

If Moreno can’t fight any of the names listed in a reasonable time frame, he’ll probably consider fighting Figueiredo three times.

His title win in June followed a majority draw at UFC 256 in December 2020. But at the same time, Moreno didn’t make his third straight win with Figueiredo at the top of his list.

“(The trilogy with Figueiredo doesn’t make sense), but for now, the division is very strange-maybe,” Moreno said. “Maybe the trilogy. The truth, the truth, thinking about the trilogy is boring to me because I’ve fought twice in the past. But after all, I’m a fighter – we Can do that, or wait for what happens in other battles. “

Moreno’s spotlight is even brighter with the UFC title on his mantle. So he may get used to and worry about other things until he names the contract.

“My challenge now is to stay fit and keep working,” he said. “… I’m trying to do everything right now. I’ll start preparing again in August or September. Wherever I go, there are lots of spotlights, lots of interviews, lots of celebrities. I know responsibility, but I know I’m ready. I know I can build a legacy in my life. “

Check out the full interview with Moreno in the video above.

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UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno Not Convinced First Title Challenger

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/08/ufc-video-brandon-moreno-not-sure-first-title-defense UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno Not Convinced First Title Challenger

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