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Despite Seemingly Burying the Hatchet, Israel Adesanya Brutally Trolls Alex Pereira Days After Viral Airport Moment – “Airport Security Be Profiling Me”

Published 06/02/2023, 11:47 AM EDT

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The UFC community was thrown into excitement when Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira unexpectedly crossed paths at an airport. The fact that these long-standing rivals keep running into each other seems almost uncanny. Following their brief encounter, Adesanya left a message for Pereira on his Instagram profile. The ongoing feud between Adesanya and Pereira has been a captivating aspect of the UFC. Stemming from their days in Glory Kickboxing, their rivalry has seamlessly transitioned into the realm of the world’s biggest MMA promotion.

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Ever since ‘Stylebender’s recent victory at UFC 287, he has continued to taunt Alex Pereira through his social media. Additionally, Izzy never missed a chance to praise himself for taking revenge against ‘Poatan’ the fourth time they clashed. However, the funniest part is that the two rivals often bump into each other. Recently, after sharing some hilarious videos of them meeting unexpectedly at the airport, Adesanya continued to ponder the coincidence. His recent Instagram story is an example of the same.

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Both Adesanya and Poatan shared videos of their unexpected meeting at the airport. The Brazilian fighter posted a video in which Adesanya seemed extremely friendly with Pereira. They even parted ways by giving each other a fist bump. In a social media post shared by Adesanya, he wrote that his life is nothing less than a video game.

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However, things didn’t end there; at the moment, Adesanya has shared a morphed image of Pereira, where he is dressed like an airport security officer, on his Instagram story. Along with the picture he wrote, “Airport security be profiling me.It seems Adesanya is still thinking about the airport incident.


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Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira are those two rare rivals in MMA, as both of them are so dedicated to pulling each other’s legs. Both tough fighters never miss a chance to annoy each other. Before UFC 287, Pereira kept mocking Adesanya for a number of reasons. Starting from his anime collection to his resemblance with the actor Grace Jones in the movie ‘Conan the Destroyer’. UFC veteran Glover Teixeira shared an Instagram story that featured Alex Pereira playfully teasing Israel Adesanya.

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In the story, Pereira is seen watching the 1984 film ‘Conan the Destroyer.’ When the character Zula, portrayed by Grace Jones, appeared on screen, Pereira jokingly pointed out the resemblance between Zula and Adesanya. The video quickly gained traction online, sparking immediate reactions from fans.


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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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