UFC star Michel Pereira desires to battle Jorge Masvidal after claiming he despatched his spouse a message on social media.
Pereira prolonged his unbeaten run to 5 fights by profitable a hard-fought resolution in opposition to Santiago Ponzinibbio on Saturday night time. The win means Pereira will seemingly break into the welterweight rankings for the primary time in his UFC profession by taking Ponzinibbio’s No.14 spot.
The 28-year-old revealed in his post-fight interview that he desires to battle Masvidal due to an alleged interplay that ‘Gamebred’ had along with his spouse Gina Amir Atelier, who’s a celeb jeweller.
“He despatched an emoji to my spouse,” Pereira instructed reporters after his win. “The emoji with the 2 fingers collectively like ‘amen.’ He despatched it to my spouse. He didn’t ship it to me. I’ve by no means truly crossed paths with him. I didn’t have an opportunity to ask him, so I figured I actually need to perceive. However I’d as properly perceive contained in the octagon, settle it over there.”
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Masvidal is unlikely to be preventing anytime quickly after being concerned in an alleged altercation with bitter UFC rival Colby Covington in April. Covington claims to have suffered a “brain injury” from the alleged assault, with Masvidal since charged with committing aggravated battery on his former coaching accomplice.
Pereira can also be open to a battle with certainly one of Masvidal’s former opponents in Nate Diaz. The Stockton native is on the final battle of his present UFC deal and is annoyed with the promotion after failing to seek out him an opponent.
“I actually need to battle Nate Diaz, as a result of I feel it could be actually enjoyable to slap one another round,” Pereira continued. “I feel it could be a very enjoyable battle. I feel we’re going to placed on a present for all of the followers. Or Jorge Masvidal, as a result of I’ve slightly little bit of an issue with him, and I need to settle it.”
Pereira understands that battle followers may even see his name outs of Masvidal and Diaz as makes an attempt to hunt a giant payday, however he insists there may be extra to them. “I perceive there’s a time and place to get the cash. The cash’s there. We all know we’re going to become profitable off of this,” he stated.
“However are you able to think about, myself and Nate Diaz preventing. All of the stuff a battle like this, with all our shenanigans and all the things else. Cash is a consequence of your work, and I’ve at all times considered [it]. I’m going to become profitable, and I simply suppose it is a time to placed on a present for the followers.”