Alex Pereira has taken a few jabs at Abus Magomedov after his loss to Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 76.
Magomedov, an unranked middleweight who fought top-ten contender Strickland at UFC Vegas 76, had a good start to the fight, but as soon as the American found his range and timing, he dominated his foe and stopped him in the second round.
Pereira wasn’t impressed with Magomedov’s performance.
“Abus started strong and Strickland was leading with his pressure and was growing at the end of the first round and in the second round, this guy (Abus) was dead,” Pereira said while reviewing Strickland vs Magomedov on his YouTube channel. “Dead. All of you watched the fight. A guy who, I will repeat, has a fake record, he has a lot of fights but against who? If you watched the fight, you see this guy was turning his back to the referee, showing to everybody, as well to the referee, that he didn’t want to fight anymore. It was very difficult for him.”
Pereira, who started his career at middleweight and went on to win the title by knocking out Adesanya at UFC 281, has moved up to light heavyweight since his loss to ‘The Last Stylebender’ at UFC 287. He is scheduled to face Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 in a potential title eliminator.
Should he beat Blachowicz and then go on to capture the light heavyweight title, Adesanya said that he will fight him a third time.
“If he wins the belt at 205, I’ll do it again,” Adesanya said. “If not, I think he’s done with it, I’m done with it, everyone else wants to see it, but we’re moved on. It’s life.”
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