The brand new UFC middleweight champion is a agency believer that types making fights. Having defeated Israel Adesanya 3 times, two in kickboxing and the final one in MMA at UFC 281, Alex Pereira gave his ideas on why it could be time for the ‘Final Stylebender’ to grasp that his means of preventing simply doesn’t match up nicely with the Brazilian’s.
To drive his level dwelling even additional, Pereira shared a private story throughout an interview with Tremendous Lutas (h/t CrashMMA). Within the dialog, ‘Poatan’ revealed how he misplaced three beginner kickboxing matches to the identical man and attributes the defeats to their types simply not matching up nicely for him.
Though he doesn’t title the person who defeated him 3 times earlier than, Poatan believes he would lose once more to mentioned fighter even as we speak—regardless of that indisputable fact that the mysterious foe is seemingly already retired. The way in which Pereira sees it, Adesanya would profit from accepting this mindset earlier than pursuing one other shot at revenge.
“I’m going to say one thing that I’ve by no means instructed anybody,” Pereira mentioned. “I’ve 28 fights in beginner. I gained 25 of them by knockout. I misplaced three fights. 3 times to the identical man. In beginner, three fights. I don’t perceive why. However now I do. The types don’t match.
“The man has stopped preventing,” Alex added. “If I fought him once more as we speak, I feel I’d lose once more. Although he’s performed preventing, if I fought him, I’d lose. If I fought him 10 occasions, I’ll lose. Adesanya must get that, the identical means Whittaker did. He simply doesn’t settle for it.”
Alex Pereira (7-1) turned the brand new UFC middleweight champion when he TKO’d Adesanya at UFC 281, earlier this month. The win put Poatan on a four-fight victorious streak within the UFC, with wins over Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva and Sean Strickland earlier than defeating his former kickboxing rival. The 35-year-old’s sole MMA loss stays a submission defeat to Quemuel Ottoni, again in October 2015.