Alex Pereira faced a devastating defeat in his first title defense against Israel Adesanya at UFC 287.
Seeking to reclaim his position at the top, Pereira has recently made headlines by training with renowned Bellator star Dillon Danis.
This unexpected alliance between ‘Poatan’ and ‘El Jefe’ has stirred up a buzz among fans, who have taken to social media to share their reactions.
Dillon Danis is widely recognized for his controversial persona and extensive training associations, particularly with the notorious Conor McGregor.
Although Danis has been absent from the MMA scene for an extended period, he is scheduled to make a comeback in grappling under the Polaris banner.
Meanwhile, the sight of Danis alongside the former UFC middleweight champion has left UFC fans perplexed, sparking intrigue and speculation.
‘Poatan’ made a remarkable impact within the MMA community, rapidly ascending through the ranks and securing the middleweight title within a little over a year since joining Dana White’s promotion.
However, his path to glory hit a roadblock when he faced his long-standing rival, Israel Adesanya, and suffered his first UFC loss. Despite this setback, Pereira remains resolute in his commitment to bounce back stronger than ever, rekindling the hopes of his loyal fan base.
Pereira first took a picture with Danis, and then shared some sparring footage a day later.
For all his faults, Danis is a very legitimate jiu-jitsu black belt. Pereira was promoted to brown belt in fall out from winning the UFC championship despite the fact that grappling had nothing to do with it.
UFC fans are having a field day with this, considering Danis is widely regarded as a heel and has considerably lowered his own value with frequent call outs and false claims on social media.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.