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Deiveson Figueiredo ‘was in the hospital until 2 a.m.’ before UFC 256 war with Moreno

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Deiveson Figueiredo apparently spent the wee hours of fight day in the hospital because of a stomach infection.

UFC 256: Figueiredo v Moreno Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

For someone who’d just defended his title three weeks ago, Deiveson Figueiredo looked in his usual killer form at UFC 256 against Brandon Moreno. But his fight day was apparently a rough one.

As he revealed through a translator during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Figueiredo spent the wee hours of Saturday in the hospital, battling a stomach infection.

“I had something happen to me yesterday. I had an infection in my stomach. I was in the hospital until 2 a.m.,” he said. “And I didn’t know how I was gonna be able to perform, but hopefully, I did a good job.

“I came in here and I put my blood, sweat, and tears into this, and I have to thank my team and everyone that helped me to put on this performance tonight.”

As stated by UFC president Dana White during the post-fight presser, Figueiredo was immediately transported back to the hospital after the fight.

The back-and-forth barnburner between the two elite 125-pounders was a close one all throughout. But after a point deduction on Figueiredo for a low blow in the third round and judge Junichiro Kamijo scoring the fifth round for Moreno, the bout ended with a majority draw verdict.