Brandon Moreno earned his third victory in the UFC when he submitted Dustin Ortiz on the UFC Fight Night 108 preliminary card.
Now that he has a record of 3-0-0 under the UFC banner, the flyweight knows he will hold the UFC Flyweight Title one day.
“I am 23 years old; I have so much time to be better,” Moreno told MMA Junkie. “But my last goal is to be a champion. Demetrious Johnson is a (expletive) monster. I need to be the champion in the future. It’s true. Maybe not today, maybe not even in the next year, but I will be champion.”
The current UFC Flyweight Champion is Demetrious Johnson, who recently defended the gold against Wilson Reis at UFC On Fox 24.
Moreno knows he has a lot to work on before winning the gold, with one of those things being the way he controls the distance in the Octagon.
“I need to work more of my cage distance because other guys are really strong with more striking, more jiu-jitsu,” Moreno said. “I need to be ready for them in my next challenge.”
Prior to coming to the UFC last year, the top 10 ranked flyweight was a cast member of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 24 and was ultimately eliminated in the first round of the show.