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Anthony Smith agrees to Alex Pereira’s 50k jiu-jitsu problem

Anthony Smith is right down to take up UFC mild heavyweight champion Alex Pereira on his jiu-jitsu problem.

Smith on Saturday responded to Pereira’s current $50,000 guess on a 5-minute grappling match ranging from again mount. Smith would have 5 minutes to submit Pereira to be able to win the guess, whereas Pereira must survive or escape the again mount throughout the similar time.

This sounds good to Smith, and he’s all in.

“What did he say? Alex Pereira mentioned he would put up $50,000, and I begin off his again,” Smith mentioned throughout his UFC 301 post-fight session with reporters in Rio de Janeiro. “So I begin off his again, hooks in, and I’ve acquired 5 minutes to complete him, and he needs to place $50,000 on it.

“I’ll take his $50,000. I’ll take his cash. … If I begin off his again, I’ll choke the sh*t out of him.”

So far as Saturday’s battle at UFC 301, Smith (38-19 MMA, 13-9 UFC) is pleased with his exhibiting towards Vitor Petrino (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).

Not solely did he get to bounce again from a TKO loss to Khalil Rountree, however he additionally gained by submission – one thing that was on his MMA bucket record.

“I’m most pleased with my (jiu-jitsu) black belt,” Smith mentioned reflecting on his victory. “Take away my bonuses, my title shot. All the things I’ve achieved in my profession is beneath my jiu-jitsu black belt. Jiu-jitsu is so wealthy in historical past down right here in Brazil, and it’s a giant deal to get a submission win in Brazil. I can verify that off my bucket record, and I can cease worrying about it.”

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