In a thrilling showdown at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya emerged victorious against his long-time rival Alex Pereira, finally putting an end to their captivating saga of matchups. The two accomplished kickboxers went head-to-head for the fourth time, with Adesanya, also known as “The Last Stylebender,” claiming his first win over Pereira, or “Poatan,” in their latest encounter under MMA rules.
Israel Adesanya’s triumph over Alex Pereira at UFC 287 has left fans buzzing with excitement but also sparked envy among some who had hoped for a different outcome. Adesanya’s confident post-fight remarks, where he dismissed the idea of a trilogy with Pereira and joked about his opponent’s unique physique, have drawn mixed reactions from fans.
While many applauded Adesanya’s victory and his witty comments, some fans expressed disappointment and envy, slamming him with comments like “It’ll be you again Izzy” on social media.
Israel Adesanya and his Post-Fight Banter: Sharp Wit, Quirky Phrases, and Pure Joy After Triumph Over Pereira
Adesanya, overjoyed with his victory, expressed his excitement in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, saying, “You will never feel this level of happiness if you don’t go for something in your own life.” Known for his sharp wit and quirky phrases, Adesanya further expressed his amusement on his YouTube channel, saying, “Good luck to the next motherf****** fighting this guy. They’re gonna see how ‘easy’ it is. Take him down. That’s like the best thing you can do. But if you want to stand with this guy, f***** good luck. You’re gonna need it.”
Adesanya also couldn’t help but comment on Pereira’s unique physique, jokingly speculating about his ancestry, saying, “What a weird body type. He’s got a body type made for fighting. He might have had one of those giant people in his ancestry. The ones that are 10 feet tall.”
Despite their intense rivalry, Adesanya made it clear that he has no plans for a trilogy with Pereira, as he believes he has settled the score with his decisive second-round knockout and title recapture. UFC President Dana White also expressed uncertainty about an MMA trilogy between the two, suggesting that Pereira may move up to the light heavyweight division.
Adesanya vs. Pereira: A Saga Settled, a Titan Vanquished, and the Promise of New UFC Horizons
The Adesanya-Pereira saga has been a perfect storm in the world of combat sports, with both fighters showcasing their skills and competitiveness in each bout. Adesanya acknowledged the significance of his rivalry with Pereira, stating, “I’m glad it was him. I’m glad this whole thing happened with him. He looks the part, too. A f****** titan. Slay the f****** dragon.”
As Adesanya celebrates his hard-fought victory over Pereira, fans eagerly await his next moves in the UFC. Whether he faces old foes or new challenges, Adesanya’s journey in the octagon promises to be as compelling as ever.