Deiveson Figueiredo wasn’t happy with Joe Rogan’s comments at UFC 277.
Before the pay-per-view kicked off, the commentators were talking about the fights to hype up the card. It was then that
Rogan claimed the interim flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France that evening was for the real title. It was his opinion that Figueiredo wouldn’t fight in the division again.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joe Rogan
“I don’t think we’re ever going to see Deiveson Figueiredo down at 125 [pounds] again, and I think those two gentlemen, there’s a real good argument that Moreno won that last fight as well,” said Rogan to his fellow commentators Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier. “So that is, in my opinion, that’s the world title fight right there.”
After hearing of those comments, Figueiredo was asked about it during a press conference on Saturday night and he made it clear he would be fighting at flyweight again.
“I’m going to show it to him,” Figueiredo told reporters backstage in Dallas (via
MMAFighting). “Maybe there could be a friendly wager to make weight, and I’m going to show it to him. I’m basically going to tell him what’s up, and what’s really going to happen.”
When Is the Next Fight for Figueiredo?
As of right now, Figueiredo is dealing with a hand injury, but he says it has been getting better and he is excited to return to the Octagon in the future.
“The hand’s hurting a little bit, maybe it’s the age,” Figueiredo said. “At home, it was hurting, I have to tell you. I’ve been doing a lot of exercises for the hand and working it as much as possible. I think I’m going to be ready to go and, believe me, I do believe I still have a lot to give in the Octagon for you guys.”
When Figueiredo does return, he will face Moreno for the fourth time in his career after the Mexican won the interim belt at UFC 277. He holds the series advantage 2-1.