Vegas, Nevada. – To the new UFC flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno, fame has reached all latitudes.
He was present at the match Mexico vs. Nigeria at the Los Angeles Coliseum last weekend, smiling and hanging out with the thousands of fans who got to know him and took several pictures with them.
Since defeating champion Deiveson Figueiredo last June in Arizona by a third-round advance, Moreno has not only become the first Mexican-born fighter to win the UFC Championship in history, but also an icon of Aztec sports.
At UFC 264 Soiree weight in Las Vegas on Friday, “Killer Kid” was once again stealing fans’ eyes, as hundreds of UFC fans were taken in, including many who came to see superstar Conor McGregor. He approached to ask for an autograph and a “selfie”.
After the weight ceremony at the T-Mobile Arena, Moreno spoke to fans in a question-and-answer session with host Megan Olivi in which the Tijuana native admitted he’d like to fight in Los Angeles after receiving a lot. Of affection in Mexico’s friendly match at the Colosseum.
“I’d like to fight at the Staples Center, it’s a possibility,” Moreno declared.
One of the most interesting questions was when they asked him if he wanted to face the “fake Mexican hero”, Henri Segudo.
“I’m the champion, if someone wants to take the title from me, I’m ready,” Moreno said at the session in a plaza outside the T-Mobile Arena in front of thousands of fans who braved 120 temperatures. To listen to the Aztec fighter.
Another fan asked him how he felt about being a “real Mexican hero,” as opposed to “many who say they’re Mexican but don’t even know Spanish.”
Moreno did not take long to defend those who do not know how to speak Spanish well, but rather recognize the Mexican colours.
“The message I have is not that of discord. This is not my goal. There are many Mexicans living in the United States whose main goal is to raise their families. I respect a lot because it is difficult. Leaving your entire family behind, and pursuing a dream is to continue feeding your family,” Moreno said. It’s not easy.”
“I have a lot of respect for people all over the world,” the 27-year-old added.