Alex Pereira didn’t see the need to fight Krzystof Jotko.
After it was reported that Pereira was booked to fight Bruno Silva on March 12, Jotko took to social media to blast the Brazilian for ducking him. The Pole claims Pereira turned down the fight against him despite Jotko accepting it weeks before.
Look at this clown 😂 I agreed to fight you February 12 ! and you out here running scared fighting someone else cause you can’t wrestle. Why you scared? pic.twitter.com/ckmE8LueOo
— Krzysztof Jotko (@JotkoMMA) December 21, 2021
“Look at this clown. I agreed to fight you February 12 ! and you out here running scared fighting someone else cause you can’t wrestle. Why you scared?,” Jotko wrote on Twitter.
Shortly after Jotko’s post on social media, Alex Pereira took to Instagram to blast the Pole for saying he ducked him. Instead, the former Glory kickboxing champ said he is only interested in fighting people who want to make it exciting and Jotko isn’t that. Pereira believes al Jotko wants to do is hold him and not engage so Pereira wasn’t interested in that.
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“I had never heard of this guy (Krzysztof Jotko), but my manager talked to me and we came to the conclusion that he was totally meaningless and uninteresting of an opponent. Why fight someone who only puts on boring fights? A veteran of almost 30 fights who isn’t even ranked? He’ll try to grab me the entire time,” Pereira wrote on Instagram. “I want an opponent that puts on a show like me, not a girlfriend. I’m already married. He also disrespectfully calls me a clown? If I had his fighting style I’d be looking for another job… maybe at the circus.”
Alex Pereira is coming off a KO win over Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 in his Octagon debut. It was a solid performance from the Brazilian as the KO came by flying knee. Jotko, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win over Misha Cirkunov in October to get back into the win column after the decision loss to Sean Strickland.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime