HomeUFC/MMA

Former UFC champion disagrees with the fourth fight between Brandon Moreno and Figueiredo

Written in SPORTS CENTER the 4/5/2022 3:55 p.m. Demetrious Johnson left the UFC in 2019 and went on to promote ONE Championship based in Asia


Written in SPORTS CENTER the 4/5/2022 3:55 p.m.

Demetrious Johnson left the in 2019 and went on to promote ONE Championship based in Asia, this after being flyweight champion in the first mixed martial arts company mentioned, but despite no longer belonging to it, he remains attentive and gave his opinion about the fourth fight that is planned between and .

The former champion of the flyweight category criticized that the UFC maintains the idea of ​​holding a four fight between the Mexican and the Brazilian, since it takes away the opportunity for others to fight for the belt and he assured this in an interview with The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.

“The (Deiveson Figueiredo) vs. Brandon Moreno fight, why do a fourth fight, like, why? Fight (Alexandre) Pantoja, let Pantjoa fight. Let Kai-Kara France fight. Let someone totally different fight. Get a new look in front of you… Yes, it makes a lot of economic sense for the UFC, and perhaps also for the athletes”, he mentioned.

Figueiredo refuses to face Brandon Moreno.

In addition, he explained that he understands that due to contracts, this fourth edition of the fight represents a great economic income for the fighters and the company. Nevertheless, noted that this division will never receive the same pay as other categories.

“But I know how the UFC contracts are structured, whether it’s Brandon Moreno fighting Figueiredo or Kai Kara-France, I’m sure that you will receive the same payment. Those guys don’t get the same pay-per-view points. Flyweights are never paid pay-per-view points,” he concluded.

This is how Brandon Moreno became in UFC champion in 2021: