Figueiredo adverse to intervening time belt if he can’t return in July

The UFC flyweight champion would no longer salvage to get the Francis Ngannou medication.

Even supposing it’s rumored that the promotion needs to hang Deiveson Figueiredo fight in July, ‘Deus da Guerra’ doesn’t know if he’ll be ready by then. Alternatively, the Brazilian is conscious that the heavyweight division bought an intervening time title fight most effective 5 months after Ngannou’s grab over Stipe Miocic and worries that the UFC may maybe well attain the same to him.

In an interview with Ag Fight, Figueiredo emphasised how displeased he may maybe well be if an intervening time belt got here into the image. Must tranquil that display to be the case, Deiveson thinks that may maybe well most effective imply one thing: the promotion doesn’t need the Brazilian as their flyweight champion.

“It can well be superb messed on the UFC’s portion (to manufacture an intervening time belt),” Figueiredo said. “I will’t fight for the belt and then they fabricate one other one? That capability I’ll know they really don’t need me as the champion. I’ll prefer to rip off the pinnacle of whoever has that intervening time belt. It took them over four months to manufacture an intervening time title for Ngannou. I’ve beautiful completed two months with mine. There’s no capability they’ll invent an intervening time belt. I’m no longer adverse to struggling with, but I must be 100% and the money must be correct. I prefer to price myself. I attain what they fancy, I give them a remark and I’ll price that tag as an athlete who sells fights.”

Despite the money, the discipline for Deiveson is that he is tranquil nursing injuries that he doesn’t know when will be fully healed. Attributable to this obstacle, the Brazilian can’t be sure whether he’ll be in struggling with condition within the following few months.

“I’m injured,” Figueiredo said. “It’s an harm that didn’t let me put collectively successfully. I will barely invent a fist. I’m going thru physical remedy to house that, it’s a go within the cartilage. My finger is curved. My diversified hand can be injured. I will’t punch pads successfully. These are struggling with injuries and so they wish me to fight all over again so soon? I’m no longer a machine. I’m 34 and I prefer to care for my physique. We can e-book a fight for October or November. I prefer to be 100% for a fight.”

In his last time out, Figueiredo (21-2-1) recovered the flyweight belt by beating Brandon Moreno thru unanimous decision, help in January. Sooner than that, the Brazilian misplaced the belt to the ‘Assassin Toddler’ in June 2021. Of their first near across, in December 2020, the pair fought to a majority procedure.