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Former UFC champ Brandon Moreno makes career-changing decision

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Two-time UFC champion Brandon Moreno. Photo: USA Today Sports

Former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno has decided to take time off from MMA. That’s according to a recent statement.

“I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I’m putting in the work, I’m dedicated, but the results just aren’t there, and it’s very frustrating. This is something that makes me very sad, but something that makes me who I am is that I always find a way to come back,” Moreno said.

 

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Brandon Moreno has back-to-back losses

The former champion is coming off two tight split decision losses, to Brandon Royval and to Alexandre Pantoja. Over the past few years he fought the best in the division and became a two-time champion.

“I now have two consecutive losses, but they’re two weird losses. Those are losses where you can make an argument that I won. Obviously, at the end of the day, a loss is a loss. Even though one guy left to the hospital and the other had to be taken out on a wheelchair out of the arena, I still didn’t get the win,” Moreno said.

“I think with all the technical aspect things aside, I think I’m just tired. I’m tired of the media, the same questions, the vibe, the constant pressure. I don’t even think it’s a single moment anymore. I think it’s everything I’ve piled on my shoulders in the last few years. I’ve reached a point where my mind is stressed, and I just want to rest a bit. I’m not saying I’m 100 percent stepping away from MMA, but I do want to take a break to rest, be with my family and just be a normal person, be with my daughters, and just do new things.”

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