Deiveson Figueiredo is coming off of a loss to Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night Nashville, but he is still ranked #3 in the UFC flyweight division.
Even though reports have surfaced that the UFC may get rid of the men’s flyweight division, don’t expect to see Figueiredo change weight classes just yet.
“I felt upset (with the loss), but that won’t take away my desire to train and come back as soon as possible,” Figueiredo said to MMA Fighting. “I will win the flyweight belt and then go to 135. It will be good. I’m curious to try (fighting at) bantamweight. Meanwhile, I have a goal and that is winning the flyweight title. I’ll knock out everyone that gets in my way.”
Figueiredo currently holds a 4-1-0 record under the UFC banner and all of those wins came at flyweight.
The fighter only had about a month to train for the fight against Formiga, but fans can expect to see a more aggressive Figueiredo going forward.
“I think I only properly trained for a month for this fight, and that didn’t get me 100 percent ready and with good cardio,” Figueiredo said. “I will fix the mistakes and come back different, no doubt about it. I’ll be more aggressive.”
Henry Cejudo is the current UFC Flyweight Champion, but is moving up a weight class to face Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 238, leaving the flyweight division in limbo right now.