Henry Cejudo Scolds Brandon Moreno For Allegedly Disrespecting Brazil: ‘You Just Called The Brazilian People Dogs’

Henry Cejudo Thinks Brandon Moreno Disrespected The Brazilian Crowd At UFC 283.

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Henry Cejudo (Left) and Brandon Moreno (Right)(Images via Instagram @Henry_Cejudo and @TheAssassinBaby)

Henry Cejudo wasn’t happy with Brandon Moreno’s UFC 283 post-fight interview.

‘The Assassin Baby’ was all smiles after ending his quadrilogy rivalry against Deiveson Figueiredo. Moreno won by a third-round doctor’s stoppage TKO and regained the UFC undisputed flyweight championship. 

After his big win, the Mexican-born fighter was speaking in Spanish when he said, ‘Viva Mexico, Perros.’ Cejudo found that comment to be disrespectful toward the Brazilian audience. The former two-division UFC champion reacted to Moreno’s post-fight interview by saying:

“You just called the Brazilian people dogs… I wouldn’t say that right after, maybe when you’re with your Mexican people, you say that, and they’ll get it. I just think what he said was out of line and out of context. I could also see what he was trying to say or mean by that.

Cejudo continued explaining by saying: 

“Maybe he just got excited and said the word perro dogs. If you translate it, it’s like, ‘long live Mexico, you dogs… They started throwing all kinds of beer and other things like that.”

Moreno was escorted out of the Octagon as Brazilian fans threw drinks and other objects at him. It should be noted that Cejudo had a falling out with ‘The Assassin Baby’ after previously being close friends. ‘Triple C’ has also helped Figueiredo prepare for his last few fights against the Mexican-born fighter. 

The translation of Moreno’s words might just be a misunderstanding. The new undisputed UFC flyweight champion likely didn’t intend to disrespect the Brazilian fans like Cejudo thought. 

Henry Cejudo believes Brandon Moreno hasn’t evolved as a fighter

Brandon Moreno has fought Deiveson Figueiredo in four of his last five fights. Both fighters have made adjustments and improved throughout the past two years of flyweight title fights. During the same YouTube video, Henry Cejudo discussed how Figueiredo made a mistake by not sticking to previous game plans because Moreno hasn’t evolved. ‘Triple C’ had this to say:

“Brandon hasn’t evolved. He still doesn’t know how to check kicks. You can hit him at will if you time it correctly.”

Despite Cejudo’s negative comments, Moreno is on top of the world after re-gaining the UFC flyweight title. ‘The Assassin Baby’ will likely take time off to recover and relax, but when he does return, the 29-year-old already has a flyweight contender lined up. 

Number two-ranked Alexandre Pantoja, who technically has two wins over the reigning 125-pound king, is expected to fight Moreno for the title next.

Published on January 22, 2023 at 11:17 pm
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