Prior to his scheduled matchup towards Magomed Mustafaev on Oct. 17, Renato Moicano claimed previous UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis turned down a fight with him.
“Before they made available me (Mustafaev), UFC say to my manager we want to make Moicano from Pettis,” Moicano told MMA Information.”I imagine this is produced a good deal of perception because he’s like a actually fantastic title and I believe is a very good combat. I truly never know why he turned out the battle but what I know UFC presented me the struggle and of program I agreed. And I feel he doesn’t concur, I really do not know why.”
Moicano (14-3-1) won’t be fighting Mustafaev both thanks to visa challenges. Newcomer Mateusz Gamrot will now confront the Russian fighter as a substitute at UFC Battle Island 6.
Moicano just cannot hazard leaving the country and acquiring trapped outdoors the United States as he’s in the process of having his eco-friendly card to turn into a everlasting resident. Even with mentioning this to the UFC various periods, they booked him to deal with Mustatiev on Combat Island which compelled him to withdraw from the combat.
“I say to the UFC, I have to combat in the Usa, I cannot leave the state,” Moicano described. “And they say alright, at least this is what my professionals say to me. And then they supplied me the battle towards the Mustafaev. But the agreement was like ‘TBA’ so no area (stated). I entirely realize UFC, it’s a peculiar time to combat mainly because of the Coronavirus and I know they have to offer with a large amount of issues. So I really do not blame them, I just think they are like a pretty chaotic, they have a lot of fights to do. I definitely really do not know what occurred. But the case is I are unable to depart the nation.”
The 32-calendar year-outdated included he’s hoping to combat on the next UFC card in Las Vegas which is slated to take location in November.