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Wallid Ismail: Brandon Moreno betrayed Henry Cejudo, so Deiveson Figueiredo will make him pay – MMA Root

Wallid Ismail: Brandon Moreno betrayed Henry Cejudo, so Deiveson Figueiredo will make him pay

According to Wallid Ismail, the UFC flyweight title trilogy between Daveson Figueiredo and champion Brandon Moreno is more than personal.

Ismail, Figueiredo’s manager and translator, accused Moreno of betraying Henry Sejudo, the former two-division champion who is currently coaching Figueiredo for the trilogy at UFC 270.

“We hate traitors,” Ismail said. “In our sport, the one who betrays doesn’t last long, and Brandon Moreno plays the good guy. He’s not a very nice guy. He betrayed Sejudo. Now Davson is about to avenge Sejudo [by beating] Moreno.

Moreno, actor Best Fighter 24, trained with Sejudo before joining a reality show on which Sejudo and Joseph Benavides served as opposite trainers. Once on the show, he joined Benavides’ squad and then went on to train with the four-time title contender.

Figueiredo met with Sejudo and other veteran UFC coaches at the Fight Ready training camp in Scottsdale, Arizona to focus on returning the belt at UFC 270 on January 22. about the history of the game between Sejudo and champion Moreno.

“Brandon Moreno lived in Sejudo’s home for two years and then moved to [Joseph] Benavides will train Benavides against Sejudo – how crazy is that? “- said Ismail. “Sehudo said, ‘Now he will pay.” This is what Sehudo is telling us. “

Moreno won the UFC flyweight belt in June, representing Figueiredo in a rematch after they tied for Fight of the Year six months ago.

Figueiredo said that in both competitions, the dramatic weight loss affected his performance. But he also said that his commitments outside the cage overtook him when he opened a new MMA gym and divided his focus.

“At the time I fought Moreno for the second time, I was a businessman,” Figueiredo said via Ismail. “I opened a gym, built a gym, I went to the gym and wrote checks, my job was the gym and training. Now I am focused. “

Initially, the question was whether Figueiredo would get an immediate trilogy with Moreno, or whether the new champion would take on the former opponent of Alexander Pantoch. The former champion said it would be good to wait or fight him right away to get his belt back, but taking the last opportunity, he said, “I’m going to rip off Brandon Moreno’s head.”

Moreno’s work in the US has always been an addition to his home gym in Tijuana, Mexico, where he took the belt and celebrated with teammates after upsetting Figueiredo.

For the former Brazilian champion, moving to the US means investing everything in a new group that includes Cejudo and several of his longtime Brazilian coaches. Everyone is interested in helping Figueiredo win. However, according to Ismail, some of them are investing much more than others.

“Brandon Moreno is going to pay because now it’s a huge fight,” said the manager. “This is going to be a fucking war.”