‘Cejudo Is Really Pi**ed Off and Now It’s Going to Be Revenge’- Deiveson Figueiredo Seeks Revenge for Henry Cejudo by Beheading the ‘Traitor’ Brandon Moreno

Published 10/18/2021, 8:31 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 17: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 17, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is training with the former two-division champion Henry Cejudo in the quest to get his flyweight gold back from Brandon Moreno.

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‘Deus da Guerra’ will face the Mexican flyweight champion in a trilogy bout at UFC 270. And he promised to finish ‘The Assassin baby’ inside the cage as an act of revenge for betraying Cejudo.

Ahead of the trilogy fight, Figueiredo appeared in interaction with The Schmo. He gave an update on his training and talked about his improvement. While talking about his opponent, the Brazilian said, “My second fight was not too good, and I did not feel good. But now with the new trainer, I am gonna do great.”

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“I gonna take the Brandon Moreno’s head off. This fight is going to be a wonderful fight. I’m very motivated, and he betrayed Henry Cejudo. You know the history, yeah? Henry Cejudo let the crybaby, the assassin baby, live two years in his house. And after that cry baby, Brandon Moreno get out and helped another guy to fight against Henry Cejudo. He betrayed Henry Cejudo and Henry Cejudo is really pi**ed off and now it’s going to be revenge. It’s going to be a big revenge right now.”

Earlier in 2016, both Cejudo and Moreno had a friendly bond and were training partners. However, during the TUF 24 Cejudo and Benavidez were picked as coaches by the show, and the latter choose Moreno on his team.

Soon things changed as Moreno and Benavidez became good friends. The reigning flyweight champion also joined Benavidez’s fight camp for his bout against Cejudo at the TUF finale. The latter lost the fight and called Moreno a traitor ever since then.

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno: Road to Trilogy

After facing a rough time from 2017 to 2019, ‘The Assassin Baby’ made his way back to the win column. And kept himself undefeated in three fights to earn his first-ever title shot at UFC 256. On the other hand, the Brazilian former champion was on an amazing five-fight undefeated win streak when he first clashed against Moreno.

Both the flyweight combatants showcased sheer dominance in the fight. However, the bout ended in a draw and both the men were scheduled for a rematch at UFC 263.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil and Brandon Moreno of Mexico face off during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The second time around the title challenger Moreno had his moment and submitted ‘Deus da Guerra’ in the third round of the fight to become the new flyweight champion.

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Now Figueiredo will look to grab his flyweight crown back from Moreno in a blockbuster trilogy bout at UFC 270. However, the date and location are yet to be announced for the event. It will surely excite the fight fans to see the flyweight clash inside the octagon as both the men are some of the best in the division.

What do you make out of Figueiredo’s words? Who do you think will win the trilogy bout? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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