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Alex Pereira reacts to Israel Adesanya mocking his son at UFC 287

LockerRoom Team
11 April 2023

Alex Pereira has finally reacted to Israel Adesanya mocking his son at UFC 287. The Brazilian gave his reaction last day on a video which was released on YouTube which he also noted as his first statement after the loss.

At one part of the interview, Pereira was asked about Adesanya mocking his son after the KO win at UFC 287.

Adesanya revealed in the post-fight press conference that he was getting back to Alex’s son who celebrated Adesanya’s knockout loss in kickboxing.

“I don't know I wouldn't do the same... I can play with him I've always played with him I teased him... it was something that happened but he... I don't know... it's another child .. because

I don't know what his feeling was, I don't know, it is seven years go, he was enduring it and I saw his joy that he had after the knockout, you know, because that was his dream, that was his dream and he made it but we're comparing him with a child who was 5 years old at the time, right?

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I don't have that mind, I can prove it because today he is 12 years old and before the fight I saw that he was being influenced by other people, right?,” Pereira said when asked about the incident.

The former UFC Middleweight champion went on to add that he would not have done the same thing if he was in the position of Adesanya.

“Sometimes even him participated in some interviews and some reporters said, you're going to do this?  I'm going to do it again and so on and he laughed because he's a kid .. I thinks it's funny. I did that, I knocked him out the night I won the belt and my kid was wanting to do the same thing up there.  I said to him: No stop -don't do it. Stay here.. and  don't do anything ! I'm a conscious guy and everything I'm saying here... really I'm saying and I wouldn't do it -I wouldn't do it ...if he did it, if he he felt better that way... Ok it's a relief... it's a relief he had and if he thinks it's better for him ...Ok That won't change anything for me.” He said in the interview.

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