In recent remarks, Alex Pereira has alluded to the possibility of making a comeback to the octagon of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
It was in November of last year at UFC 295 that ‘Poatan’ knocked out Jiri Prochazka in the second round, so securing the title of UFC light heavyweight champion. On the other hand, the 205-pound champion piqued the interest of mixed martial arts fans with a post that he made on social media a month ago.
After posting a mysterious mathematical equation on his Instagram Stories, which read “30+300=3,” Pereira’s followers were left perplexed and speculated on the meaning of the equation. Fans were able to conclude that the numerical sequence provided a signal that the Brazilian fighter had the intention of competing for a third title at the highly anticipated UFC 300 event that is set to take place on April 13.
Nevertheless, in an interview with The Mac Life that took place a month ago, ‘Poatan’ refuted rumors that he may face off against Tom Aspinall, who is now holding the interim heavyweight title, at UFC 300. He emphasized that his current focus is to defend his light heavyweight title.
Take a look at the opinions expressed by Alex Pereira below (7:24):
On the other hand, it would appear like Pereira is getting ready to make his comeback to the octagon. He has recently posted a message on Instagram that indicates his approaching return to the wrestling ring.
The snapshot that he published was accompanied by a comment that read “De Volta,” which is a Spanish word that means “Back.”
Check out the post that Alex Pereira has made below:
With only seven UFC fights, Pereira accomplished the remarkable achievement of becoming a two-division champion, which is the quickest in the history of the mixed martial arts promotion.
The former Glory Kickboxing champion who won two divisions has a record that includes victories over Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya, and Prochazka, as well as that of Sean Strickland, who is currently the middleweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Alex Pereira shifts focus away from Israel Adesanya trilogy bout
There is a possibility that Alex Pereira is moving on from his competition with Israel Adesanya, as expressed by his statements.
Immediately after his victory at UFC 295, ‘Poatan’ issued a challenge to Adesanya calling for a trilogy fight between the two fighters. The longstanding rivals have competed against one another four times in combat sports, with Pereira prevailing twice over “The Last Stylebender” in kickboxing and each fighter scoring a victory in their respective championship battles in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The entire record between Pereira and Adesanya is three wins and one loss.
By virtue of his victory over Adesanya at UFC 281, which took place in November 2022, Pereira was able to secure the middleweight championship. Later on, however, he was defeated in a rematch that took place at UFC 287 in April of last year.
After suffering a loss against Sean Strickland at UFC 293, Adesanya has decided to take a break from the sport. This decision was made despite the fact that a third fight between the two fighters may potentially put an end to their feud.
While participating in a question and answer session that was organized by Ares FC a month ago, ‘Poatan’ stated that he is prepared to move forward in the event that Adesanya continues to adhere to his decision to avoid competition.
Take a look at the comments made by Alex Pereira below: