Alex Pereira Took Issue With Hill’s Antics, Open To Heavyweight Fight In Brazil

Las Vegas – Seems like his opponent’s antics leading up to fight night may have given UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira motivation to put on a devastating finish at UFC 300 on Saturday night.

“He behaved not to good. He started respectful during the week and then he did what he did during the press conference and the weigh-ins,” Pereira told reporters including Cageside Press through a translator at his post-fight scrum.

“The least that I could do was just that to him.”

Jamahal Hill poked at the champion at the UFC 300 press conference on Thursday night by walking in with a beaten and bloodied stone head on a chain. Pereira uses the stone head as part of his brand. After knocking him out Pereira returned the favor with a gesture of sorts.

Pereira (10-2) followed the victory up with a call for a heavyweight bout possibly in Brazil. It’s about more than just money for the 205 champ.

“Money motivates. I came here to give a better (life) for my family. Money’s of course part of the game, but legacy too. I spoke about fighting in Brazil, but it’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization. Whatever they want to do,” he said.

Current UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall posted a photo showing him watching Pereira as he prepared to enter the octagon.




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“I don’t know (what that was about). Only he can respond to that,” he said.

Would Pereira be open to a bout with Aspinall?


Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Alex Pereira above.