Pereira seemed to have the same thoughts as the rest of the majority of the UFC fanbase about Adesanya’s win at UFC 276. ‘Stylebender’ dominated Jared Cannonier for all five rounds, but unfortunately, it was unexciting.
In an interview with Ag.Fight after UFC 276, Pereira criticized the champion’s performance.
“Yeah, I watched. I was right there next door. It was a fight that didn’t excite me,” Pereira said. “It didn’t excite the public, they were booing. Damn, in the fourth round it looked like the fight was already over, with everyone leaving.”
“So, damn. I’m glad he won. I’ve also very happy to have won because it gives us the chance to face each other again. But I think he will have to come back better than that. If not, things will get bad for him.”
Pereira wasn’t lying when he said the fans were leaving during the fight. MMA reporter Sean Sheehan posted a clip of the audience leaving before the fifth round of the UFC 276 main event.
Brazil’s Pereira seems to be the front runner for Adesanya’s next title defense after he knocked out Sean Strickland early in the night during the feature bout.
Adesanya and Pereira have a heated history, with Pereira beating Adesanya twice in kickboxing – knocking him out in their second meeting.
‘Poatan,’ told Ag.Fight in the same interview that he will take two weeks off, and then he will be read whenever Adesanya wants to fight.