Glory middleweight champion Alex Pereira has resigned with all the firming pro motion, but doesn’t mean his hopes of competing in mixed martial arts are all gone.
This moment, Pereira’s charge also contains a provision he can compete in MMA fights, given he obtains written permission from GLORY ahead of time, MMA Fighting has heard.
Pereira, who holds a 2-1 record in MMA, has reigned as Glory middleweight winner since Oct. 2017, with defended the throne three times.
”I’m really pleased with my new contract and I shall continue to defend my Glory world middleweight championship for a while ahead,” Pereira said. “I’m doubly-focused now and also my competitions actually have to get ready yourself for the worst if individuals get at the ring.
“I’m proud to be a Glory fighter and I am proud also to represent Brazil on the world stage and play my role in growing the sport in Brazil. With my new direction team around me, I could do such a thing. A good deal of us in Brazil live a challenging reality but I am living proof that everybody else has a opportunity to generate something of themselves in life. I’m doing this to all. ”
As stated by Glory, Pereira’s next name shield “will probably be announced in the near future,” but the Brazilian has his eyes set on a prospective opponent.
”Jason Wilnis should be my next competitor,” Pereira stated. “We fought . The first time I got scared a little bit, ” I wasn’t even really an athlete yet. The next time I believe I won, however, the judges did not, therefore this struggle brings an excess element, both personal and technical. I am aware I shall knock him out. ”
Speaking with MMA Fighting last November,” Pereira said he hoped for a chance to return to mixed martial arts and maybe score another win over Adesanya, who prepares to battle Kelvin Gastelum to the interim middleweight name in the UFC. “Poatan”, who had been part of Anderson Silva’s camp due to his latest UFC 234 battle with Adesanya, could get that chance with Glory’s approval.
”When I fought Adesanya (in kick boxing ), I simply had 20 or so fights and he’d 80. When I were to feel like this, I would have been mad to fight him, and I beat him ” Pereira says. “I’m sure I can do a good job in MMA. I’m not as too young, obviously. To develop into an entire, wellrounded fighters, it would take me ten decades, but I’m evolving every day I train, and I evolve fast. At the weigh-ins, I would tell him ‘if you choose me to the floor, I’ll understand you’re fearful in my fingers. ’ And I’m no fool on the ground. ”