Israel Adesanya has no regrets about mocking Alex Pereira’s son.
At UFC 287, Adesanya reclaimed his middleweight title with a vicious second-round KO victory over Pereira. It was a great win for ‘The Last Stylebender’ and after the win, he pointed to Pereira’s son and pretended to be KO’d like his dad. Of course, when Pereira KO’d Adesanya in kickboxing, his son went up to Adesanya and fell to the ground pretending to be knocked out.
‘F**k them kids’
After Israel Adesanya mocked Alex Pereira’s son, many thought it was disrespectful for the champ to do. Yet, even after hearing all the complaints, Adesanya has no regrets and said he taught Pereira’s son a lesson.
“I was just like, ‘Where is he? I’m going to find him.’ And I see his kid then his sister, I think, was holding them. She was holding them because they were crying. So I was just like, bang,” Adesanya said on his YouTube channel. “He’s only a kid!’ I’m like, ‘And the f**k what?’ If I had a son and he came to the cage after 287 and then start to do that next to Pereira, I’d be like, ‘What the f**k are you doing? Come here. Apologize. Apologize to that man.’ Guy knocked me out in his home country and then you see your kid doing that and you don’t have the discipline to scold him and then again before 281, you’re in your car and you’re like, ‘Look what my son did.’ If you’re not going to teach your kids manners and respect, I will. I did him a favor. I did that kid a favor. Now he has a life lesson that he can hold on to forever and just remember that. I’m glad I did it. F**k them kids.”
Israel Adesanya certainly has a point that it was disrespectful and Alex Pereira didn’t do anything about it, which is why ‘The Last Stylebender’ had a problem with it.
Although some thought it was disrespectful, it is behind them now as Pereira will be going to 205lbs while Adesanya will face the winner of Robert Whittaker vs. Dricud Du Plessis later this year.