Alex Pereira is determined to get another fight against Israel Adesanya to redeem himself after losing to the latter in their April middleweight title bout. In his recent interview, Poatan called out The Last Stylebender, asking him to come back to the field after and abandon his “long” break plan. Adesanya, nonetheless, has a nasty comeback to the rival.
Adesanya made the comments after his victory over Jiri Prochazka, whom he had defeated in their light heavyweight bout last weekend. During his UFC 295 post-fight interview, the Brazilian MMA fighter insisted on talking about Adesanya despite being asked about his Jamahal Hill.
According to the new light heavyweight champion, the New Zealander motivated him, and his plan to rest for a long time is a waste of talent. It can be recalled that Poatan already mentioned this before, predicting that Adesanya would be back earlier than expected. Yet, Pereira has new words to force the rival to come out and fight him again: “Adesanya, Come to Daddy.”
“I meant what I said over there,” Pereira told reporters via an interpreter. “I think I owe this to Adesanya. He motivated me first, and the whole thing with him staying out all this time until 2027, I think it’s a waste of talent. I think I can bring him back.”
Needless to say, Adesanya didn’t let Poatan’s statement pass easily. In his recent YouTube post, The Last Stylebender responded to Adesanya’s words, pointing out how his victory in their last fight still stings the Brazilian rival.
“The fact that it sits with him,” Adesanya said in a video on his YouTube channel. “It hurts his spirit; I like it. But he did it. Same arena, getting that belt again, yeah. I think Jamahal Hill is probably next for him, but I know for a fact it hurts his spirit, which I like.”
Ultimately, Adesanya seems to have no intention of giving in to Pereira’s provoking actions to push him out of his break plans and have their third UFC fight.
“What did he say? Come to Daddy? Last time I checked, you were f*cking slept,” said Adesanya.