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Deiveson Figueiredo is at a serious crossroads. The previous Flyweight kingpin captured and twice defended the Flyweight crown in 2020, however he was simply handed a reasonably substantial ass-kicking in his rematch with Brandon Moreno (HIGHLIGHTS!). With out taking something away from “The Murderer Child’s” clear enchancment and wonderful efficiency, it was additionally pretty apparent that Figueiredo was not at his peak.
Given Figueiredo’s previous struggles with chopping to 125-pounds, it was not precisely a shock when the Brazilian attributed his poor efficiency to sauna struggles. Talking with MMAFighting, Figueiredo defined a bit extra the extent of his weight reduce troubles for this bout.
“I all the time have an issue making weight, brother, and it occurred the identical factor this time,” mentioned Figueiredo. “I nearly didn’t make weight, it was fairly sophisticated, it actually was,” he mentioned. “Possibly that was it, it made me sluggish, however I felt I used to be doing nicely within the combat. I simply couldn’t discover myself, and after I was about to [find myself] he took my again and submitted me, one thing I didn’t anticipate.”
At one level, Figueiredo didn’t imagine he would make the burden in any respect, however he was spurred on by his coaches and workforce. After such distress previous to combat evening, Figueiredo is open to discussing a transfer to Bantamweight, however that’s considerably relied on whether or not or not the Brazilian receives a trilogy match supply vs. Moreno.
“I take into consideration transferring up [to bantamweight] however, with a purpose to make that call, I’ve to return house and sit down with my workforce and discuss it and make the most effective determination. I’ve to return house and discuss to my workforce. [But] let’s see if this trilogy occurs, proper, man? I requested for the rematch with him.
“I’ll discuss to man workforce and see what I can do to enhance my eating regimen, possibly even herald my nutritionist with me [to the fights]. I’ve to return house to essentially know what I wish to do, man. However, proper now, I requested for the trilogy. I clearly received the primary one, however they took a degree away and made it a draw. That’s what occurs while you depart it within the arms of the judges. Their selections isn’t all the time nice.”
At 33 years of age, the burden reduce is unlikely to get a lot simpler for “Daico,” who is unquestionably probably the most muscular Flyweights on the roster. On the identical time, it could certainly by arduous to stroll away from one other shot at each gold and vengeance.
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