RIO DE JANEIRO — Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno once again had some spicy back and forth, this time while promoting UFC 283 during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 9.
Figueiredo and Moreno will unify the flyweight titles in the main event of the Jan. 21 pay-per-view show in Brazil, and “Deus da Guerra” claimed he has someone watching his opponents training ahead of their fourth clash.
“Like he said, Brazil is my home, and everything he does there will be a burden on me,” Figueiredo stated. “I know this man’s game, he has nothing different. It’s the same game. When you submitted me, it was luck. That won’t happen again, I’m training for you, crybaby.”
Asked what he plans on doing different this time after going 1-1-1 against the Brazilian inside the octagon over the past two years, Moreno simply laughed at Figueiredo’s claims.
“He has many videos of me right now, he knows a lot about me,” Moreno joked, who was defeated in the last bout, but won the interim title against Kai Kara France months later. “I’m still thinking I won the fight, but I definitely made mistakes in my last combat against Deiveson. We have a plan and that is all we know. He has all the videos, I won’t say anything more, but he is following me so that’s it. This is my gameplay. Surprise him
Figueiredo promptly added “I’ve infiltrated someone in your team,” with Moreno smiling back at him.
“My goodness, a spy Deiveson Figueiredo,” he said. “Be careful.”
Watch Wednesday’s Figueiredo/Moreno match-up.