WSOF champ Marlon Moraes: ‘At some point, man, I'm going to have to move it on'

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  1. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    "I feel like sometimes people don't think I'm that good, because I'm not there with those big names, big stars," Moraes said Monday on The MMA Hour. "But man, I know I can beat these guys. I'm a guy who watches every fight. I know every fighter, every 135er in the UFC. I've been watching these guys fighting and I see, man, I have the game to beat these guys. I see guys like T.J. Dillashaw, of course, he proved so much. His game, he's a very good striker, in my opinion, one of the guys who's most improved in the last couple fights. But man, if he can hurt Dominick Cruz with kicks, Dominick Cruz is not going to walk for one month if I kick him.

    "It's just a different level of kick. I just feel like that and I can't wait to prove it. I love the World Series of Fighting. They've been doing so great for me, but at some point, man, I'm going to have to move it on. And when I move it on, I'm going to carry these guys with me. They know I'm very thankful, and I know if I need, Ray Sefo is going to be in my corner and all of those guys are going to be behind me. It's kind of like a tattoo that I'm going to have for the rest of my life."

    "I don't know, my friend," Moraes said. "I don't know. My life now, I'm enjoying so much what I'm doing. But I know the UFC is a great show, and when I step in that cage, it's going to be for the right things. I know where's my value and (what) I bring to the promotion. I'm a guy, I'm going to be training all year. I know the UFC is the biggest promotion of all, and if guys like you just said -- Cody Garbrandt, he's got no opponent (at UFC Fight Night 83), so I'm a guy who would take fights on short notice. I would take fights in 10 days.

    "I'm a guy like that. I always look up to (Donald) Cerrone and see how does it. Man, one day I want to be like this guy. Six fights in one year, seven fights. I'm still 27, I have a lot of things to go and I just want to let go."

    None of this narrative will matter much if Moraes fails to take care of business though, and the Brazilian champion knows it. So regardless of whether Moraes walks to the cage against Cruz, Dillashaw, or Barajas on Saturday night, he is keeping sight of what is important.

    "To be honest with you," Moraes said, "I want to fight with the top guys in the world, but when I'm walking Saturday to that cage, in my mind, I'm going to fight the best guy in the world. I know I belong to fight with the best guys. I know I can beat the best guys. But I'm fighting Joseph Barajas, so we're working hard and I tried to improve every aspect of my game, and now I feel unbeatable. I don't think anybody in this division can beat me, and Saturday I'm going to fight the best fighter in the world. That's Joseph Barajas, and I'm going to beat him and prove to everybody that I am the best 135er."
     
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  2. thedevious

    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    They literally hand him anyone who has won a single fight in WSOF. It can't come any sooner.
     
  3. Amerikuracana

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    He's literally going to duck Timur Valiev. Timur beats him. Moreas is really good, but he has lost 4 of 19 fights. He is elite level I believe, but before he leaves WSOF, I want to see him beat Timur Valiev. I don't think he does.
     
  4. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Frankly, he's also looked like shit against less than stellar competition. The Josh Rettinghouse fight sticks out in my memory as a particularly lackluster performance. TJ Dillashaw would have finished that dude in 2 rounds. He wouldn't have struggled to set up low kicks using punches, feints or really any other offensive technique for 25 minutes.
     
  5. Kinku

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    If he wants to go to ufc. His going have a pay cut for sure. I dont see ufc paying him 70k/70k
     
  6. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    If that fight doesn't happen, it's because both are managed by Ali, not because Moraes "ducked" him.
     
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    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    That guy is SO SHADY bro. Maybe I shouldn't care so much about the lives of others, but it's honestly baffling to me how many high profile fighters are involved with him.
     
  8. qw3rty

    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    WSOF roster:
    Ali's fighters (champs and contenders)
    Journeymen signed to feed Ali's fighters
     
  9. mattandbenny

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    Would love to see him fight UFC guys. Moraes vs. Barao or Almeida would be quality.
     
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    Well Ali is gone so let's hope that change's. There have even been signs that WSOF may get friendly with Rizin, could we get Moraes v Dantas or Bibi?
     

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