‘I Spent Too Much Money on Lego’- Brandon Moreno

Published 06/23/2021, 7:56 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Brandon Moreno of Mexico poses on the scale 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)


Brandon Moreno became the UFC flyweight champion at UFC 263. ‘The Assassin Baby’ earned a submission win over Deiveson Figueiredo and ascended to the pinnacle of the 125 lbs division. It was a rematch between the duo after they battled to a draw at UFC 256 in what was one of the best fights in the history of the UFC’s flyweight division.

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Moreno is a huge fan of the Lego toys. He has never hidden his appreciation for the products of Lego. Recently, in an interview, the flyweight champion revealed how he celebrated his triumph by buying Legos. He also mentioned that famous manufacturers, Funko Pop, have also contacted him for sponsorship.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Brandon Moreno of Mexico punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Man, I mean, I am a huge fan of Lego. I’m a huge fan of the brand. Um, I spent too much money in Lego. Definitely. So, if Lego wanted to do something, and I’m just some gift, I’m open, I’m open, you know, I’m and you know, I’m available. If they want to send you something, you know?” said Moreno.

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Brandon Moreno reveals Funko Pop have contacted him

‘The Assassin Baby’ revealed that apart from Lego, he is also a big fan of the nostalgia-based toy company, Funko Pop. The Mexican revealed that he was amazed to get contacted by them recently for a possible collaboration.

Man unbelievable man, I actually I’m very I’m a very huge fan of Funko Pop, too. And they send a message in Instagram last day and they will send me something you know, and obviously, in that moment I’ll put something in Instagram of course,” said Moreno.

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But then when they send me the message on my Instagram I was driving to Tijuana. Right now I’m shooting. When I was done driving here… She saw the notification in my cell phone. And she told me, ‘Hey Funko Pop sent you a message.’ And I was like, You’re kidding with me? Like no no, it’s real, and she started to read the message. Man, I wasn’t, that was special too,” he concluded.

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When the champion returns for the first defense of his title, remains to be seen. There will be an array of contenders coming at him in a bid to take the belt off him. Fans will be waiting in anticipation to see who challenges ‘The Assassin Baby‘ in his first title defense.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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