Israel Adesanya returns the insult to Alex Pereira’s son after stunning KO at UFC 287

The Champion has a name and that is Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya. In a display of phenomenal resolute and determination, Adesanya finally got his hand raised against his biggest rival Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira at UFC 287 in Miami, Florida. IA won the fight knocking out Pereira in the second round itself.

In the kickboxing ring, Pereira had previously defeated Adesanya twice. After the second loss at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paolo, Pereira’s child made fun of Adesanya. Following the second fight, Pereira’s kid entered the octagon and stomped down close to Adesanya, ridiculing him for his most recent defeat. When asked about the incident and his reaction at UFC 287, Adesanya said “I remember the first time [Pereira] knocked me out in Brazil, and his son came into the ring and then started to lie dead next to me, and I’m like, ‘you f*****g little a****le. I’ll whoop your ass if your dad don’t do it for you.”

He continued, “But then, yeah, I looked for his kid, and I pointed at him, and I saw him, and I was like, hey, hey, hey, [mimics falling to the floor] just to remind him.”

Israel Adesanya dismisses any possibilities of a trilogy with Alex Pereira

Adesanya doesn’t believe there will be a trilogy fight with “Poatan,” despite the fact that the MMA score is tied at 1-1. Adesanya believes their rivalry is over after he defeated Pereira to win back the UFC middleweight championship. In the post-fight press conference when asked about the chance of a possible third fight with Pereira, Adesanya said “I don’t keep score. I settle it, and now it’s settled, I gave him a fast track to the belt. I could’ve said, ‘Naw, who’s he fought? He only fought one top five.’ But no. He did well. He fought some top guys. He beat (Sean) Strickland, and I was like, Well, fine, There’s no one else.”

Israel Adesanya

The champ continued “I was looking for that challenge. He beat me in kickboxing and I got the immediate rematch because of what I’ve done in the game. … I did the hard yard and I earned my f*cking rematch. Now he has to do the hard yard and earn it, but I don’t think he’s going to. Go cause problems at 205. He’s a motherf*cker to deal with, I’ll tell you that.”

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Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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