After Big Win It’s Not ‘Who’, But ‘When’ for UFC Vegas 26’s Alex Morono

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UFC Vegas 26 Alex Morono
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 08: (R-L) Alex Morono punches Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 08, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Coming off of the biggest win in his life, Alex Morono might be poised for another big fight. Despite being on a bit of a slide, Cowboy Cerrone is a name that so many would love to add to their resumes due to the cred that he brings. Finishing him in the first round certainly doesn’t hurt the stock of “The Great White” either.

So following that fight, Morono does have his eyes on some of the other legends in his weight class.

UFC Vegas 26 Alex Morono
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 08: (R-L) Alex Morono punches Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 08, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“Hell yeah, man. If I can keep that legends tour going, I’m going to ride that until the wheels fall off,” Morono shared. “You know Carlos Condit is coming off a couple wins. Robbie Lawler is a G, he was my favorite ruthless champion. I mean, Matt Brown would be cool. Any of them would just be cool.”

While it would be cool to fight some of the names that formerly dotted the top few lines of the welterweight rankings, Morono actually has something higher on his fight wish list. That wish isn’t a name, but rather a date.

“I’ll tell you, the Ultimate Fighter finale is a card I would like to fight on,” he said. “My best friend growing up – he’s like my little brother – Ricky Turicos he’s in the house now.”

While being in the house never guarantees a fighter a spot on the finale, Morono actually got a chance to see Turicos briefly when he came to watch the fight in Vegas.

“I saw him in Vegas. They let him watch the fight. Now granted, he couldn’t say anything, but just his energy, man I just know he’s doing awesome,” Morono said. “I’m confident he’ll be fighting in the finale.”

And with that, Morono has the date circled because this isn’t just something that he and Ricky would enjoy now at this stage of their careers. This is something the two of them had been plotting and planning for over a decade.

“When we were teenagers, and I’m talking 12-plus years ago, we had a goal to get to the UFC together. When I got signed, he was a couple years behind me,” he said. “I was like ‘Ricky, you just stay the course, brother, and we’ll fight on the same card together one day. I’m sure. Now, we’re so close to doing that.”

The Ultimate Fighter 29 is due to debut on June 1st with the exact date of the finale not officially announced.

You can listen to the entire audio of this interview at 36:08.

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