Former UFC champion Brandon Moreno to take break after split decision loss to Brandon Royval

“I think I’m just tired,” said the Mexican after suffering his second consecutive loss

By Web Desk
March 26, 2024
“There are many things I haven’t done because I’m 100 percent focused on my training," says Moreno. — UFC

Former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno announced on Tuesday that he is taking an extended break from UFC after suffering a split decision to Brandon Royval in the main event of UFC Mexico City.

Moreno was handed his second successive defeat after losing his title to Alexandre Pantoja in July 2023, he has now decided to spend some time away from the octagon.

“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,” Brandon Moreno as translated by MMA Junkie.

“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. I think with all the technical aspects 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. “

Moreno, a two-time flyweight champion, stated that he wants to be with his family as he has not been able to do a lot of things due to his extreme commitment to his training.

“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,” Brandon Moreno continued. 

“There are many things I haven’t done because I’m 100 percent focused on my training. I just want to rest a bit. This is by no means a goodbye. Just wait for me, have patience, let my body and my mind recover, and we’ll come back to do things well.”