Brandon Moreno Is Dropping James Krause Ahead Of Fourth Fight Vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
They are scheduled for January 21.
UFC Interim flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno has made up his mind to get rid of coach James Krause after the latter was found gambling during his official fight assignments.
Moreno got back to winning ways after stopping Kai Kara-France in the third round at UFC 277. The win also set up a tetralogy fight with Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC 283 co-main event later this month.
The Mexican flyweight got the services of Krause for his fight against Kara-France. Krause was regarded as one of the most influential coaching figures in the MMA at that moment. And his appointment bore immediate fruit as Moreno toppled Kara-France.
But with Krause’s involvement in one of the biggest scandals in UFC history, Moreno has decided to take an independent route so to keep his name clean.
All the fighters who have been associated with Krause are barred from participating in any competition inside the octagon until the probe concludes.
With Krause out of the scene, Moreno has a lot to ponder ahead of the biggest fight of his career. And apparently, he has gotten it sorted.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Moreno shed light on his new training team and what’s it like to shift his fight camp in the middle of the preparation.
“I decided to work with Sayif Saud, the coach of Fortis MMA. He’s very close with [my manager]…I feel very comfortable with him. It was very simple to work with him, and we closed this training camp in the best way possible.
Sayif Saud, who has worked with Moreno during this camp, coaches fighters such as Damon Jackson and Ryan Spann. He could be in Moreno’s corner for UFC 283.