Deiveson Figueiredo Vows Flyweight Division Will Continue • MMA News

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Deiveson Figueiredo Vows Flyweight Division Will Continue • MMA News

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Deiveson Figueiredo is a red-hot prospect within the flyweight division who sports activities a spotless 15-Zero file and has discovered himself because the #5 ranked flyweight on the earth. Nevertheless, Figueiredo’s meteoric rise is in jeopardy if the UFC places a cap on the division. However so far as Deiveson Figueiredo is anxious, there isn’t any query that the flyweight division will proceed, particularly after Dana White and the UFC brass will get a glimpse of his bout with Joseph Benavidez at UFC 233. (Transcript by way of Bloody Elbow):

“I wasn’t told anything yet,” Figueiredo informed Globo Esporte Para about the way forward for the flyweight division. “If I must move up, you can be sure I’ll put on a show just the same. They’re saying the division will end, but I’m sure it won’t. If it’s up to me, it won’t. My fight against Benavidez will be a great one and will make it clear to Dana why he can’t erase our division. I have mission in this division, this mission is to win the belt and become an icon of the sport. So, Dana White, I’ll make it clear to you and the world why the division must go on.”

A scrap in opposition to perennial flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez shouldn’t be what Deiveson Figueiredo was anticipating, however what he’s now anticipating is to benefit from the chance that has been introduced to him:

“I wasn’t expecting this fight, because I thought I’d be fighting Formiga later on,”  Figueiredo stated. “Benavidez is number 3 in the ranking, he’s a top guy, that’s an important fight for me. It’ll be a pleasure to fight him. I’m a fan of his, I really respect him. I used to watch him fight even before I got in the UFC. Not to mention a win over him will put me closer to my goal, the belt.”

Do you agree with Deiveson Figueiredo? Will his bout with Joseph Benavidez shut all doubt in regards to the continuation of the flyweight division?

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