It seems like Krzysztof Jotko will have to wait indefinitely to face off against Alex Pereira. Pereira stated that he doesn’t want to fight Jotko and would rather face his country-mate, Bruno Silva.
Alex Pereira is a Brazilian kickboxer who debuted in UFC in September of 2021. He participates in the middleweight division and was the GLORY middleweight and light heavyweight champion. He has great experience with fighting in various competitions like Kunlun Fight, SUPERKOMBAT, and It’s Showtime.
Alex Pereira thinks that Jotko is an “uninteresting individual,” whom he doesn’t want to face. Pereira even went ahead to bash Jotko by roasting him in a social media post.
Here’s what he said, “I asked to fight again soon, but it wasn’t easy, The UFC had a hard time finding me an opponent and, in the end, only two accepted to fight me, Jotko and Blindado. Jotko is a notorious lay-and-pray [fighter] who’s been in the UFC for almost 10 years and isn’t even ranked. So we thought that the Blindado fight would be more interesting since he’s on the rise in the UFC, is coming off seven connective knockouts and three in the organization. I think it’s a great fight for both of us and for the fans, for sure.”
“No one likes boring fights,” Alex Pereira roasts Krzysztof Jotko
Talking about his future fighting plans, Pereira stated, “My managers, ‘Joinha’ [Jorge Guimaraes] and everyone from Tough Media analyze everything regarding my career. As for my opponents, we look for fights that will push me and create a good impression with the fans that didn’t follow me in kickboxing. It doesn’t matter right now if they are grapplers or strikers, what matters is them naming that fans like to watch and put on exciting fights.”
“I’ve never spoken badly about jiu-jitsu or wrestling at any moment. As a matter of fact, I’ve been training a lot and for a long time with Glover and I like both sports. My criticism was aimed at Jotko’s style, a brown belt in jiu-jitsu who only has one submission in 23 wins, and 16 decisions. I’ll fight anyone, but if I have the chance to choose between [that] and a fight that’s more stylistically pleasant for me and the fans, of course, I’ll choose this. No one likes watching boring fights.”
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