Alex Pereira says Israel Adesanya should thank referee for ‘saving your life’ at UFC 281


Alex Pereira wasn’t happy with the things Israel Adesanya has said about the stoppage by referee Marc Goddard in their UFC 281 title fight, which went down this past weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York.

“Poatan” responded to Adesanya’s comments on The MMA Hour on Friday. The now ex-champion said he was waiting for “*] gas to get out so that I can do my work .”

“Adesanya: Stop making excuses that the referee did not stop the fight sooner,” Pereira wrote. He saved my life. The way you were with your head down looking at the ground, I only needed one or two more hits to connect a good knee to your face so we wouldn’t know the outcome.

” As I stated at the end of the video, I thought you were an excellent opponent. I appreciate that. Assume the mistakes along with your team without taking away my merits.”

Adesanya stated earlier in this week that he wanted to “really have myself” and relax during Christmas and New Years Eve, before booking the next fight. Pereira posted on his blog, saying an immediate rematch would be next, or his fourth encounter, considering both of Pereira’s kickboxing matches.

“You will have one more chance,” Pereira wrote. “You’re next!”