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Alex Pereira responds to Jon Jones’ call for a ‘massive’ fight between the two UFC icons: ‘It would be a war’


If Jon Jones wants to have a piece Alex Pereira he can.

‘Bones’ spent some time on social media Thursday, offering insight into his fighting future and testing interest in a potential clash between himself and the UFC’s reigning light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira. Jones suggested that a scrap between himself and ‘Poatan’ could be an “absolutely massive” fight for the promotion.

Jon Jones
Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Jones was backed by most commentators. So much so that while taking part in the UFC 301 festivities in his home country, Alex Pereira’s phone began to blow up with notifications stemming from Jones’ comments.

During a Q&A session in Rio, Alex Pereira was asked about Jones’ comments. ‘Poatan’ admitted that he was initially surprised by the callout and how quickly the whole thing appears to have taken on a life of its own.

“It caught me by surprise, especially after I saw the first message,” Pereira said. “I didn’t really expect to see that this morning. I know we’ve been doing a very good job. There’s all this hype around me right now. I said that I was going to go up to heavyweight for this fight. I knew it’d catch some eyes eventually. I didn’t expect it to be so fast. It was a great honor.

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