EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Moreno warns Alexandre Pantoja: “He has never faced the best version of me” | News from Mexico
UFC all-time flyweight champion Brandon Moreno is ready for any opponent who tries to wrest the title from him, and he issued a warning to his potential next opponent, Alexander Pantoja.
After the victory of the Tijuana native over Deiveson Figueiredo At UFC 283, the Brazilian seems to be shaping up to be Brandon Moreno’s first title challenger, his past against the Mexican is two positive results and he could be the next in the line of contenders.
Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) considers that it is time for Pantoja’s turn to arrive, and assures that everything will be different from the two occasions in which he fell against the Brazilian fighter.
The last time we fought was in 2018. The Brandon Moreno he faced that time is super different. I know we’ve both evolved, but right now I feel invincible, I feel like I can knock down mountains. I mean, without the aim of making excuses, but the moments that Alexander faced me, he never faced the best version of Brandon Moreno, I am very confident in that, “Brandon Moreno assured in an interview for EL IMPARTIAL.
Alexandre Pantoja has already defeated Brandon Moreno
Alexander Pantoja expired on a couple of occasions to the current division champion. The first match occurred on July 13, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24, where the Brazilian finished the fight via submission, and the second matchup was in May 2018 via unanimous decision.
The native of Tijuana, Baja California, recognized that as soon as he was crowned last Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a long list of opponents began asking for an opportunity for the belt of the 125 lbs.
“I consider that Pantoja is the next in line, he has done a job amazing. I think he is the one that is outlined first. In the end I don’t choose, but if you ask me, I feel that he is the next one. He deserves to be next for the championship. There is a line of contenders who have been good and who have also been waiting for an opportunity,” said the Tijuana native.
Despite his knee problem after his fight with Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno guarantees to be in excellent condition conditionsand expects to remain active in the remainder of the year.
I’m ready, I’m healthy. Except for my knee problem, but everything is fine. I want to be active, I used to do three fights a year, and that’s what I want to do, although who knows if I can now be at the highest level, but I would like to,” said Brandon Moreno.
First word or idea that comes to the mind of Brandon Moreno:
- Demetrius Johnson: “The best”
- Pantera Rodríguez: “Friend”
- Pound for Pound Ranking: “Cool”
- Alexandre Pantoja: “Opponent”
- Victory by KO, Submission or Judges: “Not the judges, better submission”
- Flyweight Championship: “Brandon Moreno”
- Irene Aldana vs. Amanda Nunes: “Mexico”
- Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko: “Mexico for 2”