Moraes Will Only Re-Sign If He Gets A Title Shot
In his last four fights, Marlon Moraes has won all but one by first round finishes against top 10 opponents, including his UFC Fight Night 144 win over Raphael Assuncao.
Now, Moraes looks for what he feels he deserves, a title shot.
Speaking to MMA News, Moraes, who has one fight left on his contract, made it be known that he’d only re-sign with the UFC if he is guaranteed a title shot.
“I do want to talk about the contract but my first fight has got to be for the belt. My next fight’s the title shot,” Moraes said following his February 2nd win. “If it’s not a title shot, no new contract.”
“If it’s not for the belt, I’m not fighting,” Moraes said. “I’m grateful for everything. Since I signed with the UFC, my main goal has never been to be a millionaire. I never asked for money. I never asked for much. They always took care of me but my goal is to be a champion.
“I want the belt. I’m not asking for anything. I think I’ve earned it. I just want to get what I earned.”
Moraes is fine fighting either flyweight champion Henry Cejudo or bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw after a possible rematch at either 125 or 135 pounds, but there must be gold on the line.
“I’ll fight Cejudo, I’ll fight TJ but you’ve got to put a belt [on the line],” Moraes said. “If no belt, I’m not fighting. I’m not like these guys ‘oh I can’t fight now because I want to take a break’. I want to fight. I want to be a champion. I want to be an active champion.”
Quotes Via MMA News