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Alex Pereira responds to Tom Aspinall, White undecided it’s proper transfer

LAS VEGAS – Alex Pereira is down for a fast turnaround at heavyweight, however Dana White isn’t too on board.

Pereira (10-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) retained his mild heavyweight title when he knocked out Jamahal Hill (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in Spherical 1 of Saturday’s UFC 300 most important occasion. Throughout his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Pereira stated he desires to compete in a heavyweight bout at UFC 301 Could 4 in Rio.

Interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC), who was in attendance, posted a cryptic picture of him watching Pereira from the group. When requested in regards to the publish, Pereira stated he’s not involved with who he fights.

“I don’t know man, solely he can reply to that,” Pereira advised MMA Junkie and different reporters by an interpreter on the UFC 300 post-fight press convention. “After I stated I wish to battle at heavyweight, I’m not going to offer names proper right here. I advised them I wish to battle at heavyweight, so whoever they select.”

Nevertheless, UFC CEO Dana White dismissed the thought of Pereira at heavyweight in the course of the post-fight information convention. He’d reasonably “Poatan” stay at 205 kilos.

“When you consider him transferring as much as heavyweight – you’ve acquired (Jon) Jones, you’ve acquired Aspinall and the record goes on and on in that heavyweight division,” White stated. “Heavyweight division is nasty.

“I don’t know if that’s the appropriate transfer for him. He seemed rattling good tonight within the division he’s in, so I believe he would possibly wish to stick round there for a minute. However I don’t know. These are all issues that we’ll speak about.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 300.

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