“His aura is insane” – Tom Aspinall’s story of Alex Pereira sizing heavyweight up at press conference gives fans chills

UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall reveals story of light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira sizing him up at UFC 295 press conference.


“His aura is insane” – Tom Aspinall’s story of Alex Pereira sizing heavyweight up at press conference gives fans chills

Tom Aspinall and Alex Pereira at UFC 295 press conference ( Image via X )

Tom Aspinall can already sense his potential opponent in the form of Alex Pereira. After winning the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 295, Aspinall acknowledged Alex Pereira sizing him up as a potential opponent. The clip of him narrating the entire incident made rounds on social media.

Tom Aspinall narrated the entire incident in a recent interview on the True Geordie Podcast. He narrated how he could feel Alex Pereira picking him out for a potential fight in the heavyweight division. This is what he said:

He was quite frosty when we first met...Got off the press conference and i said oh like how was it? I said you know that’s Alex Pereira. He said yeah. I said he thinks he can beat me you know. I literally could feel of him that, I just felt like maybe I am making this up in my mind. When I saw the headline that he was going to move up to heavyweight, I thought that does make a bit of sense.
Tom Aspinall via True Geordie podcast

Tom Aspinall fought Sergei Pavlovich and secured the Interim Heavyweight title with a first-round TKO victory. Aspinall faced Sergei Pavlovich on two weeks’ notice at UFC 295 due to Jon Jones’s unavailability. Jon Jones reacted to Aspinall’s title win, fueling discussions about a potential matchup between them instead of Stipe Miocic, who is sidelined due to a pectoral injury.

In November 2023, Pereira became the UFC light heavyweight champion at UFC 295. Alex Pereira is the first UFC fighter to win championships in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.

Fans react to Tom Aspinall’s story of Alex Pereira sizing him up

Pereira is already a two-division champion. The 36-year-old may very well become UFC’s first three-division champion. Fans have reacted to Aspinall’s story of Alex Pereira potentially sizing him up for a future bout in the heavyweight division.

Alex Pereira
Alex Pereira becomes Light-Heavyweight champion ( Image source: X )

One fan commented, “His aura is nuts.” Here are some of the reactions from X (previously known as Twitter):

Pereira and Ciryl Gane met at Ares 18, sparking anticipation among fans for a potential heavyweight clash. It is uncertain if Alex will indeed pursue the heavyweight division. However, his coach, Glover Teixeira, believes Pereira has the potential to clinch a third title.

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