At UFC 295, Alex Pereira went out of his way to call out Israel Adesanya, who was paying attention.
Pereira, a former middleweight champion, became the ninth fighter to claim a second division title by knocking out Jiri Prochazka for the vacant light heavyweight belt at Madison Square Garden in New York. Pereira made UFC history as the quickest double champion to accomplish the feat, needing just seven fights since he debuted with the promotion in November 2021.
Afterward, Joe Rogan didn’t bring up Adesanya’s name during his octagon interview with Pereira, but he didn’t have to. Pereira welcomed Adesanya to follow him to light heavyweight and ended his callout with a simple message.
“Adesanya, come to daddy,” he said.
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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