Alex Pereira tipped to enter ‘GOAT’ debate with third title fight win: ‘That dude better be in the conversation’

Alex Pereira tipped to enter GOAT debate with third title fight victory over Jon Jones UFC

Former two-division champion, Alex Pereira has been backed to land himself in the debate as the greatest fighter of all-time if he can snatch an unmatched third Octagon championship under the banner of the UFC, by Hall of Fame star, Daniel Cormier.

Pereira, a former undisputed middleweight champion and the current light heavyweight titleholder, most recently headlined UFC 300 last month, turning in a blistering opening round KO win over former champion, Jamahal Hill in the Illinois native’s return to action.

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And linked with both a title fight move to the heavyweight limit, amid somewhat of a call out from incumbent gold holder, Jon Jones, Pereira insists he already has his next defense at 205lbs lined up.

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Also featuring on UFC 300 back in April, former light heavyweight champion, Jiri Prochazka will likely stand across from Pereira in a title re-run – according to the Sao Paulo native himself, with the Czech Republic native fresh from a rallying knockout of his own against Aleksandar Rakic. 

Alex Pereira touted as ‘GOAT’ with third title victory

However, amid links to a title charge at the heavyweight limit – Alex Pereira must undoubtedly be viewed as a contender to land status as the greatest fighter to ever compete in mixed martial arts, should he topple Jones and win a third crown in the promotion.

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“If Alex (Pereira) can be a guy that wins a third belt, that dude better be in the conversation as greatest of all time,” Daniel Cormier told MMA Junkie. “And hell, he’s only done it – he’s only got like 11 (sic) fights in his entire career.”

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However, amid links to a super fight showdown with Jones, Pereira has been warned he would likely only last two and a half minutes with the former pound-for-pound number one if they ever share the Octagon, according to promotional veteran, Ben Askren.

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