Henry Cejudo, the former UFC two-division champion, has some advice for Alex Pereira, the former Glory middleweight champion who is set to make his UFC debut in the light-heavyweight division. Cejudo believes that Pereira may regret not asking for a trilogy fight against Israel Adesanya, who defeated Pereira twice in kickboxing bouts.
Cejudo wants Alex Pereira-Israel Adesanya trilogy
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Cejudo discussed Pereira’s move to the light heavyweight division and the potential for a future rematch against Adesanya. Cejudo acknowledged that Alex Pereira is a stud, labeling him as a monster.
However, Pereira would regret not asking Adesanya for a trilogy fight. Having said that, Cejudo also felt that Pereira should grow the hunger to avenge this loss.
Adesanya, the current UFC middleweight champion, defeated Pereira twice in kickboxing bouts before Pereira made the transition to MMA. While Pereira has expressed interest in fighting Adesanya in the past, he has not specifically asked for a trilogy fight.
Cejudo believes that a third fight between Pereira and Adesanya would be a huge draw for the UFC and could be a defining moment in Pereira’s career. This fight can give Pereira legendary status if he can win as Cejudo mentioned, “It would be a legacy fight for him.”
Cejudo shared his two cents on Pereira’s next move
However, Cejudo also acknowledged the challenges that Pereira may face in the light heavyweight division, particularly against bigger opponents. Then again, Cejudo himself has fought in two separate divisions, making him one of the two division champions.
He shared his two cents on the issue, saying that it is an arduous task. If Pereira wins a few matches, Cejudo believes he can be confident in that division.
‘Triple C’ believes that Alex Pereira may regret not asking for a trilogy fight against Adesanya, who finally defeated Pereira after going winless in their three previous bouts. While moving up to the light heavyweight division presents its own challenges, Cejudo believes that Pereira has the potential to become a UFC champion and make a name for himself in the sport.
It remains to be seen if Pereira will ask for a rematch against Adesanya, but fans will be eagerly watching to see what the future holds for this talented fighter.