Cody Garbrandt says ‘as far as he knows’ he’s number one contender for Deiveson Figueiredo - TheMacLife

Cody Garbrandt says ‘as far as he knows’ he’s number one contender for Deiveson Figueiredo

Cody Garbrandt says he’s eyeing a move down a division to try his hand at a second world title.

By Oscar Willis - 28 Jul 2020

Cody Garbandt could be a flyweight in the very near future.

Hell, if everything goes his way, he could even be a flyweight champion, because according to the popular bantamweight, a clash with new 125-pound king Deiveson Figueiredo is in the works.

“As far as I know [I’m the number one contender],” Garbrandt told ESPN. “I don’t have a contract in hand, I’m waiting on that. … I’ve actually been vocal about going down to 125, we’ve spoke about it in the past before the [Raphael] Assuncao fight. Maybe we can do it now, early in my career … then go back up to 135-pounds and compete with the best of them there.”

Garbrandt says that, as soon as Figueiredo defeated Joeseph Benavidez on Fight Island, he heard from UFC president Dana White about his current weight.

I talked to Dana when he was on Fight Island and he said he’ll work on it. … Right now, I just got done working out and I’m 145 pounds. 20-pounds over, that’s very do-able. I don’t cut weight to fight at 135, I watch my weight the week of the fight. A lot of these guys cut from [145] to flyweight so I can be very dangerous there and at 135.”

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