Dana White second-guesses post-fight faceoff with Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno: ‘That was once f****** rude’
Dana White feels unhealthy about raining on Brandon Moreno’s parade.
Following Moreno’s length in-between flyweight championship win over Kai Kara-France in Saturday’s UFC 277 co-main event, his longtime rival Deiveson Figueiredo was once invited into the octagon for an impromptu faceoff.
Figueiredo is much more likely to check out to unify his undisputed identify with Moreno’s length in-between identify in a tetralogy bout inside the just about longer term, and while the post-fight trade was once maximum frequently respectful, White wonders if he and his group of workers will have to have handled the position in a different way.
“You understand what, it was once kind of an in-the-moment issue,” White discussed at the night time’s post-fight press conference. “Then when he got up there I was like, ‘Neatly, that was once f****** rude.’ This kid is having his moment, and he’s got Figueiredo standing in his face.
“But it took place, it wasn’t horrible, and we meant no disrespect to Moreno, but it were given right here off pretty disrespectful.”
Moreno was once asked for his take on the situation, and he admitted that he was once fired up, then again he felt it was once easiest conceivable to position aside any animosity between he and Figueiredo for his family’s sake.
“I don’t care,” Moreno discussed. “You understand, I promise I used with the intention to throw the entire thing against him at that moment. He was once in Dallas since two days previously, I realized him inside the lobby inside the hotel and man, I used with the intention to take the mic, ‘Let’s pass motherf*****! Let’s go for the fourth one!’
“Then again the entire thing I discussed was once exact. My other daughter, Madison, she’s 8 years out of date, now she understands the entire thing, or not, then again she is going to understand. I knew I had the risk to be a better example for her.
“I don’t want for her dad to be doing foolish problems on television. So I don’t know, I took the spot to say, ‘Man, brother, I forgive you for the entire thing and please forgive me if I did something unhealthy against you and that’s it. Then again don’t be puzzled, I want to fight against you.’”
Tetralogies are unusual in any highway of battle sports activities actions, and no two warring parties have ever faced off 4 events beneath the UFC banner, then again that appears to be where Moreno and Figueiredo are headed. Their assortment is this present day at 1-1-1, with the two preventing to a draw at UFC 256 and then splitting a few fast championship rematches at UFC 263 and UFC 270. Figueiredo most now not too way back claimed bragging rights, defeating Moreno via unanimous choice this earlier January.
White discussed it’s for sure conceivable that this once-in-a-lifetime festival might simply lengthen previous a trilogy.
“Ten events,” White discussed. “It’s a kind of unique, freaky provides where — who doesn’t want to see that fight another time? And I’m the worst with that s***, I hate that stuff. Will have to you’ve got a person who’s up 2-to-1 or regardless of, you don’t ever want to see that fight another time ever. Then again this is merely a kind of abnormal ones that you can.”
All through Saturday’s post-fight interaction with Moreno, Figueiredo discussed he would in reality just like the fourth fight to occur in Brazil. The UFC has not been to Figueiredo’s space country given that get began of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. However, White is optimistic that they can return to Brazil in 2023.
“We’re planning on hopefully going to Brazil next year,” he discussed. “All over again, we’ll see what this crazy world throws at us inside the next six months.”