‘Nothing to Do With Me’ – Nonito Donaire Opens Up on Brandon Moreno’s Title Win

Published 06/15/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Last weekend, Brandon Moreno put on a clinical performance to win the UFC flyweight strap for the very first time in his career. He entered a mammoth showdown against Deiveson Figueiredo and, being the underdog; he shook everyone from the core. This fight unquestionably went as one of the best clashes in Moreno’s career, and more than that, it went down as his biggest achievement to date.

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Recently, the boxing legend, Nonito Donaire, opened up on Moreno’s title win. He posted a picture with Moreno on his Twitter handle and wrote, Odds were against us. But when they are, we show up. Congrats to my brother @theassassinbaby 4 getting what is urs. Glad to have had camps side by side with you and sparred brother for this camp. So grateful I got to see you off after my fight before you took off for yours.”

Later, a fan reacted to the same by rolling out, “No wonder why Moreno won.” 

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However, these comments reached Donaire, and he responded to the same by writing, “Brandon won bc he learned what he needed to from all aspects, put em all together n executed. Nothing to do with me.” 

The WBC bantamweight champ credited Moreno solely for his hard-earned win. Moreover, he even revealed that he sparred with ‘The Assassin Baby’ prior to his fight.

Moreno unquestionably put on a show in this fight and etched everyone’s attention for obvious reasons. He now ranks among the prime fighting prospects in the UFC and is no less than a cosmic brand.

Brandon Moreno – the flyweight star of the UFC

Moreno entered his rematch with Figueiredo with a clear intent to win. And as a result, he ended up executing his game plan in the finest way possible.

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Right from the first second, he walked the ex-champ down and continued his assault. But in round 3, ‘The Assassin Baby’ submitted his fellow adversary to cement himself as the undisputed king of the flyweight roster.

This was undoubtedly a special win and Moreno, from hereon will only look to get better.

What do you draw off Nonito Donaire’s above-mentioned statements?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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