“Nobodys Safe” – UFC World Cracks Up as Israel Adesanya Disses Alex Pereira’s Son After 7 Years in a “Cold Blooded” Move

Published 04/09/2023, 4:31 AM EDT

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Israel Adesanya has finally avenged his long-standing rivalry with Alex Pereira in a spectacular fashion at UFC 287 in Miami-Dade Arena. In the main-event bout, ‘The Last Stylebender’ not only reversed the tide on the scorecard but also knocked out his arch-nemesis in the second round to reclaim his championship belt. The victory was nothing short of redemption for Adesanya, who had suffered three losses to the Brazilian fighter in the past. The feat earned him high praise from fans and fellow fighters alike, who lauded his persistence and determination.

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After putting ‘Poatan’ down on the canvas, Adesanya celebrated his heart out, relishing in the sweet taste of revenge. He didn’t spare any insult that came his way during his downtime, and in pursuit of getting back on it all, he even took jabs at Pereira’s son, leaving the UFC fans going berserk over this revenge.

Fans go wild over Israel Adesanya getting revenge on Alex Pereira’s son

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In 2016, when Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya, his son climbed into the ring and mocked Adesanya by mimicking his knockout and lying dead next to him. Fast forward to seven years later today, ‘The Last Stylebender’ finally got the opportunity to turn the tables on Pereira’s reign. And he didn’t forget to serve a taste of mockery in revenge, aimed at Pereira’s son.

During his celebration after beating ‘Poatan’, Adesanya pointed at his rival’s son and subsequently fell on the ground, mimicking the same move Pereira’s son had made years before. The clip of Adesanya’s celebration went viral, and fans went into hysteria.

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Fans from all over the world poured their thoughts about this gesture. One fan said, “Say what you want but bro needed this. He got everything off his chest even went after the kids too😭😭”. Another fan said, “Nobodys safe 😂”. One user found the gesture “mad funny”. In the same vein, another user commented, “Crying for Alex but damn fuck his kid well deserved for izzy.” Some fans pointed out the deep nature of the post-win celebrations of Izzy. One commented, “Bruh the celebration from this man was LEGENDARY,” and another user simply said, “Cold blooded 🥶”.

Meanwhile, some fans thought that this celebration was unnecessary. One user said, “Not to the kid weird af.” Another user said,This dude is the biggest cringe factory.” Lastly, one fan commented, “Taking revenge from a 13 year old? What a man child 🤡🤡🤡”

Adesanya reveals why mocked Pereira’s son

During the post-fight press conference, a journalist asked Israel Adesanya about the incident where he pretended to fall after winning the fight. Adesanya clarified that the move was intended for Pereira’s son and admitted that it was payback for the young boy’s mocking behavior back in 2016.

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‘The Last Stylebender’ said, “I’m petty, bro. I remember the first time he [Alex Pereira] knocked me out in Brazil, and his son came into the ring and then started to lie dead next to me, and I’m like, ‘you f**ing little asshole. I’ll whoop your a** if your dad don’t do it for you’. But then, yeah, I looked for his kid, and I pointed at him, and I saw him, and I was like, ‘Hey, hey, hey, ‘motions falling down*’, just to remind him.”

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The victory was the proverbial feather in the cap for Adesanya, who proved that revenge is a dish best-served cold. What are your thoughts on Izzy’s post-fight celebrations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His journey as an MMA fan started with Conor McGregor’s historic 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in 2015, which sparked his love for the sport. Since then, he has closely followed the sport and gained an in-depth understanding of its nuances, which reflects in his insightful and analytical writing.
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