Marlon Moraes hopes to get UFC deal done soon

Marlon Moraes derrotó a Josenaldo Silva en la WSOF 34 - Diego Ribas

Marlon Moraes most recently fought and won at WSOF 34 before free agency – Diego Ribas

Present as a guest at last week’s Brave 3 in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil, Marlon Moraes shed light on his fighting future. The former WSOF bantamweight champion left the organization after his contract expired and is already negotiating with other promotions. That being said, he doesn’t hide his preferences.

Moraes said that he received two good offers and is currently weighing his options. There should be news as to where he ends up fighting soon, though.

“It ‘s going good but I can’t say nothing yet”, Moraes told AG. Fight. “I guess that next week I will know (the result). It’ s two offers I can’t talk about.”

With offers by the UFC and Bellator on his table, the 28-year-old, who has won his past 13 fights, seems to already have his sights set on where he wants to end up stepping into the cage.

“The truth is that I want to fight in the UFC”, Moraes, who most recently defended his now-vacant WSOF title in December, said. “It was always my dream, but I want to be somewhere where I’m respected for everything I’ve done.”

With training partners such as Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza, Moraes has an idea what to expect should he indeed sign with the UFC. In case he does become a UFC fighter, though, he knows he’ll never fight anyone who shares the mat with him inside the gym.

“I have a lot of friends in the UFC, but I’m a professional”, Moraes said. “I have kids and family, I’m a professional, I’m not going to fight my training partners.

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