- Action Bronson likened Alex Pereira to Street Fighter villain Sagat
- The rapper doesn’t think “Poatan” won via early stoppage and wants Jamahal Hill to get a title shot
Avid MMA fan Action Bronson is electrified by how Alex Pereira captured the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 295. He compares “Poatan” to a savage action movie character and believes he can even write a movie starring the Brazilian.
Alex is like a Street Fighter character
Speaking to Submission Radio, Bronson raved about how good and relentless Pereira was against Jiri Prochazka. Looking back at it, the American rapper is certain “Poatan” was like Street Fighter villain “Sagat” inside the cage and could even be a star in his own movie.
“He demolished Jiri’s leg. There’s no doubt about that. That leg was a couple more kicks from being like totally gone into oblivion. The power that that man generates from his ass down through that thigh… is unreal, just straight up looks like Sagat. Put the eye patch on him, he’s in Street Fighter 2,” Bronson said of Pereira.
“When I think of like ill characters in a movie, Alex Pereira is like the illest f**king character. You put him in the suit with the chain on, he looks nuts yeah he is f**king Sagat. He’s whatever his name is, he’s the Thai boxer from Street Fighter 2. He looks like he’s doing some sort of like underground gambling scheme. I could write a whole movie for him,” he added.
It will still end up in a TKO
Bronson also thinks that some people may be right about arguing that Pereira’s TKO win over Prochazka was an early stoppage. However, he believes that the fact that Prochazka’s leg was messed up only goes to show that it would still be a TKO win for “Poatan” not matter what.
“Literally, that was like a street fighter match, that was unbelievable but he [Jiri] went limp. There was a point where he was defending, he threw a couple more elbows to the side of the dome, he hit him in the temple, he went limp and went back. Maybe he got flash knocked out but regardless, he went limp and he had to stop that… I was standing next to his manager Tim and you know he was visibly upset he didn’t like that and we all thought it was a touch early at the moment but when you look back, he did go limp,” Bronson explained.
Jamahal deserves a shot
Pereira immediately called out Israel Adesanya after winning the belt, suggesting a trilogy fight at light heavyweight. For Bronson, while their rivalry makes sense, Jamahal Hill should still get his rightful title shot as he never meant to risk his title when he got injured.
“It would be amazing but my God like, I feel about like Jamahal had the belt. It wasn’t his fault you know, they were playing a pickup basketball game that’s like he’s doing good deeds and charity sh*t and he’s over here he f**king tore the Achilles. I still think that if he’s not ready, okay, if they need to make something happen but if he’s ready, it’s his fight,” Bronson suggested.
Hill was prompted to relinquish his light heavyweight title after incurring an Achilles injury. As a result, Pereira and Prochazka fought for the vacant title. It is yet to be known if the UFC will give Pereira vs. Adesanya III the greenlight but UFC president Dana White is not against the idea.
Check out Bronson’s full interview below: