Alex Pereira takes shot at Israel Adesanya, says champ ‘won’t freeze me’ at UFC 281


With only a few days left before UFC 281, Alex Pereira is still taking shots at Israel Adesanya.

On Saturday, Pereira challenges Adesanya for the middleweight title at UFC 280, in a trilogy fight that is years in the making. Following both men’s wins at UFC 276, Pereira became the No. 1 middleweight contender which prompted Adesanya to say that Pereira was “going to get frozen, like Elsa,” so when the middleweight challenger ran into someone dressed in an Elsa costume on the streets of New York City this week, “Poatan” took the opportunity to call back to Adesanya’s previous threat.

Pereira has not made fun of Adesanya’s Disney-themed trash talk before. With fight week upon them Pereira insists that Adesanya didn’t want to fight him and that Pereira believes Adesanya is mentally shook from his past defeats. Pereira also claimed that Pereira knocked out “The Last Stylebender” which would be the last fight in Adesanya’s kickboxing career.

UFC 281 takes place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.