Renato Moicano wants Beneil Dariush in Brazil if UFC ‘doesn’t have the balls’ to book Paddy Pimblett

Renato Moicano is certainly not one to hold his tongue.

After picking up his first win of 2024, the boisterous UFC lightweight knows what he wants next: a matchup against Paddy Pimblett or Beneil Dariush. While he knows which names he wants next, Moicano believes the UFC doesn’t want to put him in the octagon with Pimblett.

“Give me the microphone right now because I have something to say,” Moicano started during the CFFC 129 broadcast. “Hey Paddy Pimblett, you’re a f*cking b*tch. I will beat your f*cking ass. I’m sorry for cursing on national TV, but this guy sucks. And let me tell you something, UFC doesn’t have the balls to put me against him.

“Somebody just texted me Beneil Dariush is saying he’s better than me in every aspect of the game. There is only (one) way to prove. If UFC doesn’t have the balls to put me against Paddy Pimblett, Beneil Dariush prove yourself in Brazil against ‘The Money Man’ Moicano.”

Moicano has already exchanged words on social media with Pimblett, who claimed he could “smoke” the Brazilian in a fight. If he gets his opportunity, Moicano would love to prove he can take advantage of the holes in Pimblett’s game.

After injuries kept him sidelined since November 2022, Moicano (18-5-1 MMA, 10-5 UFC) made a successful return to action with a unanimous decision win over Drew Dober at UFC Fight Night 235, and is apparently eager to keep the momentum going.


Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie