On a virtual media day for a viewing event at the UFC Apex, Ficurido said he currently weighs 60 kilograms, or 132.2 pounds, for the MMA fight on Wednesday. This is the second time in three weeks that he has built the championship weight, which no other UFC champion has done.
“Maybe I can build weight today or even tomorrow, and I want to show that I can build weight,” Ficurido said via translator. “Throughout this week I will be able to lose weight and keep the weight down.”
Previous issues have cost Ficurido professionally. He was ruled ineligible for the vacant flyweight title earlier this year When he came heavy A struggle against Joseph Benavides. A knockout win set up the rematch, and he did things right with a smooth weight and submission win Brought the official flyweight title.
This past month, Ficurido was not mentioned Quick submission wins Over Alex Perez, As an alternative to the injured former Phantomweight player Cody Carbrand. Moreno provoked him with a call, setting a quick turn at UFC 256.
“Brandon Benavides was a guy who told me to fight with him from the fight,” the player said. “It simply came to my notice then. If he tells me to fight, come into the octagon and look. ”
Moreno is not only called Ficurido, of course. The title came with several shooters, including Corbrand, who angered the champion team by getting an instant title shot despite not appearing in the flyweight, Henry Sejudo, Former Flyweight and Phantomweight Athlete with Characteristic Salt Expelled his successor.
All of the attention – negative or otherwise – is a good thing for Ficurido.
“Those guys make me great,” he said. “Talk more about me. This is going to strengthen me and provide more followers on Instagram. ”
As with other dominant flywheels, there are already questions about how Piquurido is going to function in Picuris. Historically, this division has not been a boon to the UFC, ever Demetrius Johnson At the age of 11 he set the record for title defense. UFC President Dana White He believes Ficurido’s knockout performances will set him above others. But the way the player sees it, the enemies that make up any name is a good thing.
If Sejudo decides to end his retirement, Ficurido will wait.
“Sejudo is a mask clown, I can not wait for him to step in front of me so I can tap that mask off his face,” he said. “I’ll use heavy blows to do that.”