Jarred Brooks Brands Brandon Moreno Bearable; Slams UFC’s ‘Watered Down’ Flyweight Division

Published 01/25/2023, 3:42 AM EST
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JUNE 12: Brandon Moreno of Mexico celebrates after defeating Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil to win the flyweight championship during their UFC 263 match at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.

The first PPV event of the UFC turned out to be a blockbuster, entailing several memorable moments with its enclosure. And with that, we have a new Flyweight Champion in the UFC, Brandon Moreno. ‘The Assassin Baby’ closed the curtains of his iconic rivalry saga with Deiveson Figueredo, with a barn-burning quadrilogy fight at the UFC 283. Ever since, the 29-year-old has become the hot pick for many fighters, even outside the UFC. Recently, Mexico’s Moreno was mentioned in one of the tweets by the ONE Championship’s reigning Strawweight World Champion and former UFC fighter, Jarred Brooks. He has put forth some snide criticism for the UFC, too.

Jarred Brooks puts out a chilling claim on Brandon Moreno

After defeating the ‘God of War’ on the UFC canvas, Brandon Moreno appears to have himself in the sights of yet another ‘God’. The ONE Championship’s Jarred Brooks a.k.a ‘The Monkey God’ has claimed to put ‘The Assassin Baby’ down the ground if they were to square off in for a matchup.

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Brooks put forth a confident tweet claiming a very certain victory against the new Flyweight UFC Champion.

The Indiana native wrote, “Personally I think i can can beat Brandon Moreno”. And given his remarkable resume with his MMA tenure, this tweet doesn’t come off as just all talk. Jarred Brooks definitely locks in some great fighting prowess to potentially back his claims up if there were to be a crossover bout between him and Brandon Moreno.

Having said that, ‘The Monkey God’ also critiqued the fact that Moreno vs. Figueiredo went on for four long and consecutive battles to come to a conclusion. And he blames the UFC for it with resentful reasoning.

The UFC has messed up the divisions?

Jarred Brooks competed in the UFC from 2017 to 2018 and held a 2-2 record in the promotion. However, after the exit of Demetrious Johnson, the UFC decided to lay off a number of fighters in 2018, and that included ‘The Monkey God’, too. The Mash Fight Team representative considered the UFC’s flyweight division as his home, but the promotion apparently didn’t reciprocate that.

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In a series of tweets, Brooks managed to contribute one of them in criticizing the UFC for their move in 2018.

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He wrote, “Wonder why there was 4 fights? Cause they watered down a whole division”. It appears that Brooks is still holding a sense of betrayal in him.

Having said that, on the professional front, he is dominating the ONE Championship. At present, he’s on a six-match winning streak and owns the gleamy strawweight championship belt to his name. Jarred Brooks has his sights set only up and ahead from hereon.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu

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