UFC Nashville: Deiveson Figueiredo Says Henry Cejudo “Proved” Flyweight Division Should Stay
By FCF Staff
The consensus seems to be that the flyweight division’s days are numbered in the UFC, but Deiveson Figueiredo is hoping Henry Cejudo’s recent win over T.J. Dillashaw, has given the bracket new life.
Figueiredo is preparing to face Jussier “Formiga” this Saturday at UFC Nashville, in a contest between two, top flyweights. While talking to the media recently about the future of the 125 division, the undefeated fighter said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Cejudo showed that we’re good fighters and that we flyweights always put on a show,” Figueiredo said while referring to Cejudo’s quick, stoppage of Dillashaw in January. “We have KO power. It was a spectacular fight. It proved to Dana White, who was thinking about letting us go, that we’re a strong and impressive weight class.”
“…I have a singular goal when I step into the octagon: I always look for a knockout or a submission against anyone that’s in front of me, since my goal is the belt,” Figueiredo said. “Formiga has been in the weight class for a very long time. I already had an eye on him before he joined the UFC. I don’t see a lot of great qualities in him, when matched up against me. I feel I’m more complete.”
Figueiredo (15-0) has gone 4-0 to date in the UFC and is currently ranked #4. “Formiga” (22-5) is sitting in the #1 contender spot.