DALLAS – Alexandre Pantoja isn’t sure whether his division’s championship unification clash will take place until the year 2022.
He doesn’t believe that champion Deiveson Figueiredo will be ready to fight Brandon Moreno for the flyweight title later this year.
Pantoja (25-5, 9-3) is an MMA and UFC veteran who believes the champion is past his prime and is beginning to doubt his own future in the sport.
Pantoja remarked after the UFC 277 bout that he didn’t know if Deiveson Figueiredo was ready to fight in December. An exasperated veteran of the Brazilian combat sport laments: “My place in the division.”
A three-fight winning run shows that Pantoja is an excellent boxer, but he still has a long way to go before he gets a crack at a championship shot.
Doubts over Deiveson Figueiredo’s comeback timing are expressed by Alexandre Pantoja.