Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya are going to be going at it sometime soon for the UFC middleweight gold title. The contest hasn't yet been announced, but it is expected to happen sometime in the near future.
Israel Adesanya Fires Back At Alex Pereira After UCF 276 Fight
Tensions Are Getting High
These two have been going at it recently and it's resulted in some trash talking from multiple guys.
“I was there [cageside] and saw the fight, and I say it didn’t impress me,” Pereira said on this week’s episode of MMA Fighting podcast Trocação Franca. “It didn’t excite me nor the fans. There’s video of lines of people leaving the arena after the fourth round. People pay expensive tickets and they want to stay until the last minute to see who’s the champion and see him getting his hands raised. For people to act like that it’s because it wasn’t exciting.”
Adesanya Says Pereira's Win Wasn't Impressive
Adesanya says he wasn't impressed with Pereira, but it's tough to see if he truly believes that or not.
“Of course, he’d never give me props, but what he thinks or doesn’t think doesn’t change a thing to me,” Pereira said. “You have to ask him if he was impressed when I knocked him out. Was he not impressed? If he wasn’t, he’s sick. If he was impressed in his own fight [at UFC 276], that’s good enough to me.”
They Keep On Going
The two have continued to keep going at each other and it doesn't seem like it's going to slow down anytime soon.
“I’ll tell you this, I think he’s giving his all in his fights but sometimes his all isn’t just to attack, it’s about the defense because that’s the toughest part,” Pereira said. “What he does is the toughest part, to defend yourself. He’s a complete guy. You see, grapplers who fought him didn’t do well because he’s different, he’s good.
“But what he’s doing, do you think — just like my fight, I had the opportunity to KO [Strickland], but said [before the fight] I wanted to fight three rounds. He went down, the referee didn’t stop it, am I going to let him get back up? Of course not. I’ll give my all there, and that’s what he’s doing, that’s what he’s been able to do."
Who Is Going To Win The Fight?
Determining who is going to win this fight is going to be interesting. Both of them are two of the best in the world and we will have to wait and see what's going to happen.
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