Marcelo Garcia protege Sergio Moraes talked to TATAME TV about his upcoming UFC 147 fight against Cezar Mutante, to decide the Middleweight winner of TUF Brazil.
Guilherme Cruz: You lost during the reality show but after Daniel Sarafian got injured you got a second chance. What are the expectations for your fight?
Sergio Moraes: Actually, who knows me know I’ve been working a lot to reach the top. I would never root for Sarafian nor Mutante get injury so I would get this chance. I’ve always walked alone and I’ve never wished bad things. I got this chance and now I have to gather all this positive vibe, all this time I’ve spent away from my family, my moving to Curitiba for this training camp with Shogun and Dida and now I have to show all of this in this three five-minute rounds.
GC: What do you know about Cezar Mutante’s game?
SM: Well, Mutante isn’t an expert in one area. He’s a modern MMA fighter, he’s been training Muay Thai, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, so he’s a modern athlete. I’m prepared for anything he brings. I left Jiu-Jitsu aside and now I’m a MMA athlete. If we have to stand-up, let’s do it. I believe he won’t try to take me to the ground (laughs).
GC: He says he is ready in case things go to the floor.
SM: It’s easier for him to impregnate than submit me (laughs).
GC: What are your thoughts about the featherweight finale?
SM: F---, it’s hard to have a say on this because they are both guys I like. I guess the stand-up game is better for Rony and ground game is a better area for Pepey, so it’s 50-50. But it’s not a big advantage for one side at one are or the other.
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