Alex Pereira has had an unbelievable UFC career so far; he became the middleweight champion with very few fights on his record. However, he lost his belt to Israel Adesanya in the rematch. One step forward and one step back led him to taking five steps ahead after he successfully became the UFC light heavyweight champion of the world.Out of all the opponents he could call out to defend his newly earned belt, he chose to mention Israel Adesanya.
Alex Pereira, in a kind manner, suggested that Adesanya should not be inactive for a long time. In response, Adesanya uploaded this tweet:
Pereira felt he was not respected after giving Adesanya an opportunity, yet he is ready to fight him if he shows up.
Alex Pereira on fighting Israel Adesanya
In a recent Q & A session with Ares FC, Alex Pereira spoke about fighting Israel Adesanya for the third time. “It doesn’t matter for me,” Pereira said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
“I called him out in the cage after the title win, and I wanted to give him the chance, and I saw he was not giving me any respect for this. He was laughing about it and making some jokes. So, for me, it doesn’t matter anymore.
I gave him the chance. If he comes up, nice. If he doesn’t, it doesn’t matter. I doubt if he really wants to fight me because talking serious, he won once against me, It was his dream to win against me. He did it. So now, getting into this cage again with me, he knows everything can happen, and he can lose again.
So I’m really doubting if he’s motivated to fight me again. I never choose my opponents. I don’t know what happens in the future, but I never choose. If he wants to fight, I welcome him in the cage”.