UFC’s Brandon Moreno Going To Take Mental Break From MMA After Back-To-Back Losses

Former UFC champ Brandon Moreno is going to a break from MMA after back-to-back losses.

Last month Moreno lost a close fight to Brandon Roycal in his home country of Mexico. The loss came months after Moreno lost his championship belt to Alexandre Pantoja.

On Monday night, Moreno took to Instagram to reveal that he was exhausted from everything that comes with fighting in a big stage and was take an extended mental break from MMA.

“I feel like I’m at a point in my life where I’m putting in the work, I’m dedicated, but the results just aren’t there, and it’s very frustrating,” Moreno said in Spanish. “This is something that makes me very sad, but something that makes me who I am is that I always find a way to come back.

“I think with all the technical aspect things aside, I think I’m just tired. I’m tired of the media, the same questions, the vibe, the constant pressure. I don’t even think it’s a single moment anymore. I think it’s everything I’ve piled on my shoulders in the last few years. I’ve reached a point where my mind is stressed, and I just want to rest a bit. I’m not saying I’m 100 percent stepping away from MMA, but I do want to take a break to rest, be with my family and just be a normal person, be with my daughters, and just do new things.

“There are many things I haven’t done because I’m 100 percent focused on my training. I just want to rest a bit. This is by no means a goodbye. Just wait for me, have patience, let my body and my mind recover, and we’ll come back to do things well.”

Moreno says that he’s choosing not to retire but he’s made enough money from the UFC where he doesn’t have to fight anymore if he didn’t want to.

Hopefully Moreno takes his time while coming back and gets his head straight amid his losing streak.