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What Brandon Moreno’s MMA hiatus means for UFC flyweight


On the latest episode of “Spinning Back Clique,” the panel discusses Brandon Moreno announcing that he’s stepping away from MMA following his decision loss to Brandon Royval in February.

Moreno (21-8-2 MMA, 9-5-2 UFC), arguably the most popular name in the UFC’s flyweight division, is stepping away from the sport as he needs both a mental and physical break from fighting in the octagon. The former champ gave no timeline on a return, but he did promise he’ll eventually come back to fighting.

MMA Junkie’s Brian “Goze” Garcia, Danny Segura, Nolan King, and host “Gorgeous” George Garcia discussed Moreno’s big news and how it impacts the UFC’s flyweight division.

Watch their discussion in the video above, and also don’t miss this week’s complete episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below on YouTube and in podcast form.

“Spinning Back Clique” is released each Monday LIVE on MMA Junkie’s YouTube channel at noon ET. You can also find each episode on your favorite podcast platforms – including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more – on Tuesday mornings.

Be sure to visit the MMA Junkie Instagram page and YouTube channel to discuss this and more content with fans of mixed martial arts.

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