Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt took to Twitter and fired back at Alex Perez for comments he made. Perez recently spoke to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani and shared his views on Garbrandt, who was to make his flyweight debut. ‘No Love’ was supposed to challenge Deiveson Figueiredo for his 125-pound belt but unfortunately suffered a torn bicep.
Alex Perez stepped in on short notice to take on Deiveson Figueiredo in the headlining feature for UFC 255. Alex didn’t have the most favorable view of Cody, who he believed was coming down to flyweight as a short-cut to the title. The former Dana White’s Contender Series alumni in Perez felt that Garbrandt couldn’t cut it at bantamweight anymore.
The former champion was quick to respond to Perez’s comments and let it be known exactly what he thought of him. Chiefly, the narrative around the fight has caused some friction between Garbrandt and Perez where it once never existed. What’s more, fans have taken clear sides as to who would have been a better opponent for ‘Deus da Guerra’ at UFC 255. This has caused a greater sense of division amongst the two.
Cody Garbrandt brings in an exciting stand and scrap style that has made him a fan-favorite over the years. Moreover, he’s also extremely technical on the feet and has displayed masterful boxing in the past. However, he wasn’t favored in a fight against Figueiredo due to the fact that his chin isn’t what it was.
‘No Love’ doesn’t absorb shots very well as displayed by three straight KO losses he suffered as of late. Additionally, Figueiredo throws every shot with bad intentions and he rarely seems to miss his mark. Fans were hyped to see how the fight would play out. Unfortunately, the aforementioned scrap will have to wait.
Alex Perez brings forth a lethal arsenal of well-rounded techniques that make him dangerous on the ground and on the feet. Furthermore, he’s earned a finish merely by leg kicks thus showcasing what a dangerous dance partner he can be. Perez could make a massive splash in the UFC should he manage to put a stamp on Deiveson Figueiredo on Saturday night.
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