The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador received and paid tribute to the first Mexican UFC champion and native of Tijuana, Brandon Moreno this Tuesday.
Through his social media, the president expressed his appreciation to the mixed martial arts athlete, not only for his triumph but also for the emotional message with which he celebrated and sent to the Mexican people.
I want to pay tribute to our countryman from Tijuana, who made a great effort to get ahead, and also when he triumphs in a very emotional way, he calls on Mexicans to overcome ourselves and that nothing should be impossible in life when there is perseverance, when there is discipline, when there is will," said López Obrador.
In response to this, the Tijuana native said that despite being an easy message to say, it has a lot of strength. "Life is not easy, life is complicated, but if you really want something with a lot of effort, it will cost you, but if you really want it, you will overcome it," he added.
Finally, he mentioned that he is currently seeking to demonstrate that mixed martial arts is a sport that can be promoted in Mexico, thanks to the fact that in this country there is a culture of combat sports, and mixed martial arts "can also be a seedbed for the world".
As you may recall, Brandon Moreno won the flyweight belt last June 12 in Arizona by defeating Deiveson Figueiredo.