The Show Goes On

Edward Carbajal
3 min readJan 23, 2023

It’s been an interesting January, especially for the UFC.

With news of the recent departure of Francis Ngannou from the UFC, Brandon Moreno’s title win, and Slap Leagues’ bad ratings, the hits keep on coming for the UFC (in more ways than one) but somehow they keep moving ahead.

I’ve written about how the UFC is not MMA enough on here, but their reach is unlike any other in the sport. No matter how many champions are crowned in the UFC or how viral one fighter becomes, the only face of the promotion is Dana White. I’m not going to get into how he, the UFC, and parent company, Endeavor are pretty much just ignoring his actions on New Year’s Eve because it’s been written about enough.

In fact, Front Office Sports has a really good piece you can read here.

Instead, since they’re moving forward I’m going to as well and see if anyone else is noticing their ups and downs from this month. First, UFC 283…

Brandon Moreno Closes the Book on Deiveson Figueiredo

Photo: UFC

The saying goes, “third time’s the charm” but now when it comes to flyweights Moreno and Figueiredo. These two guys fought so well against each other that it took the extra fight to finally get a champion for the 125-pound division. Grabaka Hitman pointed out on Twitter, all four of their clashes produced all possible outcomes in MMA matches and that has to be some sort of record.

Moreno wants a break but there is a clear, fresh challenger waiting in the wings for him. I wrote about it and where he wants it to happen too over at MyMMANews, check it out:

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Edward Carbajal

Interests in Martial Arts, Literature, Civil War History, Horror. Contributor to; Sherdog, MyMMAnews.com, One37 PM & TheBlogboardJungle.com