UFC flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo has acknowledged that he’s all for coaching with former UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
Talking to Combate, ‘Deus Da Guerra’ stated he sees a possible ally within the type of ‘The Messenger’.
“I have been speaking to [Henry] Cejudo’s coach. In Phoenix, I talked to him too. He at all times challenged me on the social community, we might struggle in 61kg, I am on the lookout for allies. He may be an ally for positive.” Deiveson Figueiredo stated [Translated from Portuguese].
The Brazilian fighter additionally talked about his interplay with Cejudo when the 2 fighters met at UFC 263.
“Cejudo stated that I reduce a whole lot of weight to 57kg, that it will be higher for me to go as much as 61kg, possibly even all for combating me.”
Deiveson Figueiredo introduced life again to the UFC’s flyweight division in 2020. The Brazilian’s superb run began with a TKO victory over Joseph Benavidez at UFC Battle Evening 169. Though the struggle was for the flyweight championship, Figueiredo was unable to win the title as a result of lacking weight earlier than the struggle.
The 2 fighters met once more at UFC Battle Evening 172. ‘Deus Da Guerra’ accomplished the job this time as he submitted Benavidez within the opening spherical and gained the 125-pound title.
He efficiently defended his belt for the primary time at UFC 255 towards Alex Perez. Figueiredo then made a fast turnaround for his second title protection at UFC 256 towards Brandon Moreno.
Figueiredo and Moreno slugged it out for 5 lengthy rounds and gave viewers arguably the most effective flyweight struggle in UFC historical past. The back-and-forth contest was hailed by many because the ‘Battle of the Yr’.
Deiveson Figueiredo needs a trilogy bout with Brandon Moreno
In an interview with Combate, Deiveson Figueiredo shared that he’s aiming for a trilogy struggle with Brandon Moreno, having misplaced the title to the Mexican when the pair met contained in the Gila River Enviornment final month.
“I need to get my belt again, I’ll go after this trilogy. I gained the primary struggle, they bought a draw I do not understand how, they took a degree. Moreno gained the second, so let’s get to the trilogy straight away.” Deiveson Figueiredo stated.