Shortly after his submission loss to Moreno in the UFC 263 co-main
event, the former flyweight champion spoke to UFC Brasil.
“I had a terrible time in the weight cut process,” he said. “I was
really slow in the fight, but I don’t want to make excuses. Tonight
was Moreno´s night. He fought a great fight and deserved the belt.
All I want is toreturn home, sit down with my team, correct my
mistakes and fight the trilogy with Moreno.”
Figueiredo’s manager, Wallid
Ismail, was upset that the translator didn’t pass along
Figueiredo’s request for “four months to train to have an immediate
rematch with Moreno” during his in-cage interview following the
bout. Still, Ismail also gave Moreno his due.
“That´s what fight business is about. Deiveson just didn’t show up
Saturday and Moreno had a great fight and deserved the title,”
Ismail hopes to negotiate a quick turnaround for the trilogy to
keep Figueiredo from moving to bantamweight — at least for now.
“Deiveson won the first one, even though it was ruled a draw, and
Moreno won the second,” Ismail said. “Of course the fans would love
to see the rubber match, and we are going to work hard to make it