WATCH: Deiveson Figueiredo Posts a Picture in Response to Joe Rogan’s Controversial Claim at UFC 277

Published 08/02/2022, 6:02 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TX – MAY 15: Joe Rogan at UFC 262 on May 15, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Joe Rogan had some firm statements to make ahead of the interim UFC flyweight bout at UFC 277. The UFC commentator called Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France’s bout ‘the real world title fight’. Moreno and France squared off against each other after Deiveson Figueiredo couldn’t defend his title because of a hand injury. Thus, the champion fired back at Rogan. What was Figueiredo’s response to the veteran commentator?

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Rogan offered that the flyweight champion would not make 125 lbs. Thus, the Brazilian posted a reel (a picture of him having salad) on his social handle, offering a solution to the 54-year-old’s concern.

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“Hey @joerogan … I JUST STARTED MY DIET!!!” Deus da Guerra wrote.

Earlier after the bout, when the Brazilian was informed of Rogan’s comments, he said (via translator), “I’m gonna have to step into the octagon, go into the arena and look for Joe Rogan’s crystal ball.” 

The 125 lbs champion included, “I’m gonna make weight, and I’m gonna show it to him [Joe Rogan].”

What exactly did Joe Rogan say about Deiveson Figueiredo?

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While hyping up the interim championship bout on the card, one of two championship bouts, Rogan said, “This [Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France 2] is the real world title fight.” The number one podcaster in the world continued, “I don’t think we’re ever going to see Figueiredo down at 125 pounds] again.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: UFC commentator Joe Rogan interviews a fighter during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Rogan’s comment received heat from the ardent MMA followers on social handles. And it appeared the champion was not happy about it as well. Interestingly, the former Fear Factor host and the 34-year-old came face-to-face during Moreno’s Octagon interview. However, there was no conflict between either the 125 lbs champion & Rogan or the interim champion.

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What do you make of Deiveson Figueiredo and Joe Rogan’s words to each other? Will Figueiredo make 125 lbs and we would witness the fourth bout between Brandon Moreno and the Brazilian champion? Share your views in the comments section below.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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