Manager Discusses Deiveson Figueiredo’s Pre-fight Trip to Hospital
By FCF Staff
Following his thrilling war with Brandon Moreno at UFC 256, Deiveson Figueiredo revealed that early Saturday morning, he went to the hospital. Since then, his manager Wallid Ismail has provided more information regarding what transpired.
Figueiredo emerged from UFC 256 with the flyweight title, as his fight with Moreno was declared a majority draw. One judge scored the fight 47-46 for the champion, and the other two had it at 47-47. Figueiredo was deducted a point in the bout, however, for hitting Moreno with a low blow.
After the fight, while speaking to Joe Rogan, Figueiredo reported his trip to the hospital (quote via MMA Fighting).
“Last night I had a stomach infection; I was in the hospital until 2 a.m., came here to fight with my stomach full of wind, and didn’t know if I would fight well today, and that’s what happened,” the champ said in Portuguese. “This fight went the distance, but I really won. Even with a bad stomach, I came here and won, defended what’s mine. I gave my blood with hour and came out with my hands raised.”
When Ismail was asked for additional information by MMA Fighting, he told the outlet this.
“He had constipation during weight cut,” Ismail said. “The fight almost didn’t happen. He only fought so the pay-per-view wouldn’t lose the main event. He didn’t even attend the meeting after the [weigh-ins] because he didn’t have a proper rehydration after the weigh-ins. He made weight so easily on Thursday afternoon.”
After UFC 256, UFC President Dana White said that the promotion plans to book an immediate rematch between the two.