Alex Pereira Flashes UFC Middleweight Belt With His Pataxo Tribe In Brazil

"Poatan" posed for the camera alongside his fellow tribe members while holding his middleweight strap.

Alex Pereira
Alex Pereira - Image via @mmamania Twitter
  • Alex Pereira returned to his roots and visited his fellow Pataxo tribe members in Brazil
  • “Poatan” was spotted back in training already after Christmas day

Aside from the current middleweight champ and one of the deadliest fighters in the UFC today, Alex Pereira is also a proud member of the Pataxo tribe, an ethnic group of nearly 12,000 people residing in Bahia, Brazil. Just recently, “Poatan” found time to visit his tribe and showed them his UFC middleweight belt.

A humbling moment

Pereira pulled off the biggest win of his combat sports career when he dethroned his ultimate rival Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. Pereira’s stunning victory made waves in the world of MMA and after the smoke has settled, the 185-pound king decided to celebrate his triumph along with his fellow tribe members.

See re-shared photos of Poatan’s visit to the Pataxo tribe below:

Pereira has long been paying tribute to the Pataxo tribe. His pre-fight walkout, and the imaginary bow and arrow shooting are all part of it.

Always ready

After Christmas, Pereira appears to be wasting no time as new footage revealed that he’s back in training already.

Pereira has undeniably become one of the biggest draws in the UFC as of late. An array of fighters has been mentioning his name, and the man in question assures everybody that he has no problem facing them all.

The Brazilian said he’s open for an immediate rematch with Adesanya, but is also interested in moving up to light heavyweight. Pereira is also being linked to a super fight with UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev and as early as now, it seems that the pair is already down for an all-out war.

While Alex Pereira prepares to defend his UFC title, it is refreshing to see that he has chosen not to let his success go to his head and has instead chosen to pay tribute to those who have influenced his personal development. Pereira has demonstrated a deep sense of gratitude for those who have supported him along the way by visiting his tribal roots, demonstrating that he has not forgotten his roots. The move shows Pereira’s character and reminds us that no matter how far we climb, it’s important to remember how we got here.

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