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Deiveson Figueiredo reveals the one thing stopping him from chasing champ-champ status.



Someday, Deiveson Figueiredo hopes to win the UFC's two divisional championships.


After defeating Brandon Moreno in the third round of their trilogy at UFC 270 in January, "Deus Da Guerra" is currently out of action. When he defeated "The Assassin Baby" in that match, the Brazilian improved to 1-1-1 overall. Figueiredo also obtained 125 pounds gold strap during the event.


The two are presently scheduled to co-headline UFC 283 this Saturday night in Brazil. This will be the first time two competitors have faced off four times inside the octagon, making the battle noteworthy. Later this year, if everything goes according to plan for the Brazilian, he hopes to add to the history.


Deiveson Figueiredo with Ariel Helwani recently appeared on The MMA Hour, where he talked about a potential move up to bantamweight. The discussion is hardly shocking. The current flyweight champion has previously had trouble making 125 pounds, but he believes he has accomplished the required adjustments to stay at flyweight. During his first title fight versus Joseph Benavidez in February 2020, he also infamously failed to make scale.


The flyweight champion declared during the interview that stepping up and facing Aljamain Sterling, the bantamweight champion, would be fascinating. But soon this year, 'Funk Master' is anticipated to face Henry Cejudo, and if 'Triple C' prevails, he won't be interested in 135 pounds.


"I want to go up a division, up to bantamweight. I want to fight with the bantamweight champion. But only if Henry Cejudo is not the champion. If Cejudo gets the belt, I won't fight Cejudo because Cejudo is my brother, he's helped me when I needed it, and I can't fight him. But, if Cejudo is not the champion, I will go up a division and challenge the champion to become a double champion.”


Henry Cejudo and Deiveson Figueiredo are presently colleagues at the famous Fight Ready gym. Ahead of his third battle with Brandon Moreno, the flyweight champion made a spectacular effort and thanked "Triple C" for teaching him to win in January.


"Deus da Guerra" responded when questioned if he currently has a deadline for making the switch to bantamweight that he wants to win two titles but is unsure if he would make the transition to 135 pounds this year.


"I want to test myself in the bantamweight [division]. I won't leave it for a long time... I'm just gonna try to test myself and be a double champion. But I don't know when...now, or maybe next year... My focus right now is on my fight [with Moreno] and on keeping the belt of my division."


No matter if Henry Cejudo wins the bantamweight title or not, Figueiredo still has a boatload of exciting fights at 135 pounds. Given how much he has achieved, a top-ranked fighter at bantamweight would be linked up for him right off the bat.





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