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Israel Adesanya’s Viral “Video Game” Moment With Alex Pereira Has Fans Dubbing It a “Banging Anime Storyline” – “You Guys Might as Well Become Best Friends”

Published 05/30/2023, 3:59 AM EDT

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Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira have grasped the world’s attention with their rivalry and skills. Although their story began during their time at Glory kickboxing, it has seemingly ended at the UFC, with a final win for Adesanya over Pereira. Without a doubt, such a story is written only for the best of rivalries. 

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Recently, the duo surprised the fans with video tweets that showed them at the same airport. Surprisingly, the videos also showed Alexander Volkanovski calmly proving a graceful cameo. Undeniably, fans of the sport took over the comments section to express themselves. Many fans wished for the two middleweight fighters to befriend each other. Moreover, some also asked for the two to fight once again.

Fans react to Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira colliding at the same airport


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‘The Last Stylebender’ and ‘Poatan’ have indulged in such a rivalry that the two can’t seem to avoid each other.

Recently, the two middleweight fighters took to Twitter and shared a video. Adesanya showed the line at the airport, at the back of which stood Pereira flexing his biceps, while Volkanovski was casually walking ahead after a glance at the camera. He wrote, “My life is a video game.”


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At the same time, the Brazilian wrote, “Guess who I met at the airport ?” In his video, the ‘Poatan’ pointed out that he bumped into his rival. As he moved the camera toward the Nigerian fighter, he acted as if he were shy and hid his face before fist-bumping Pereira. In the background of the video, Volkanovski made yet another brief appearance.

One of the fans reacted to Adesanya’s tweet and declared that his rivalry with Pereira could become a really good storyline for an anime. 

Without a doubt, the fans went ahead to the comments section and revealed what they thought. Although the fighters have been rivals for a long time, the fans wished to see them as friends. 

One of the fans claimed that Pereira was trying to befriend Adesanya because of his last defeat.

Furthermore, a few fans wanted to watch the two fighters land against each other in the arena once again.

Although a majority of fans were focused on the middleweights’ acts, a chosen few seemed to notice Volkanovski and Craig Jones in the videos. 


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Nevertheless, the world seemed to enjoy the fateful meeting of the fighters at the airport. With their rivalry seemingly turning towards friendship, the world awaits what would happen next.


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Written by:

Krushna Prasad Pattnaik


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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, with a deep passion for martial arts and storytelling. His extensive training in BJJ, Tae-Kwon-Do, and Muay Thai has given him a unique perspective on the sport of MMA, and his love for analyzing fights is evident in his exceptional writing. Krushna's personal experience in the ring has given him a deep understanding of the intricacies of a bout, and he brings this knowledge to his writing, providing readers with insightful and engaging content.
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