Following his huge victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Michel Pereira practically received himself in hassle with Francis Ngannou in the course of the celebrations.
Pereira picked up a break up choice victory within the co-main of UFC Combat Night time final Saturday to increase his successful streak to 5 in a row and he determined to get some drinks together with his group.
Nonetheless, the 28 yr previous defined how being too noisy across the UFC heavyweight champion is just not a good suggestion.
“We celebrated my victory on the lodge, had enjoyable,” Pereira started telling Canal Encarada (through Ngannou_MMA) And we’re such guys – we transfer solely with music, we always mild up, even once we lower weight. I all the time rock, and my guys are the identical.
“Always shifting noisily, having events. Guerra was consuming there continuous, everybody was joking, bantering. And our room was subsequent door to Ngannou.
“And for the reason that room was small, and there have been lots of people, somebody advised, ‘Let’s sit within the hallway?’ And we sat down within the hall, and instantly got here out to us – who would you suppose? Ngannou. The fellows have a look at one another like that, ‘Wow, Ngannou is coming.’
“He comes up and says, ‘Hey, do you suppose it’s actual to go to sleep when there’s such a noise? How do I sleep, huh?’ Truthfully, at that second I felt uncomfortable. I used to be after a tough struggle, my nostril was damaged, my legs had been crushed off.
“If Ngannou began a struggle, what would I do to him? The group is already all drunk, they wouldn’t have helped me in any means.”
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Ngannou is just not solely the UFC heavyweight champion, however he’s the proud proprietor of the toughest recorded punch on the planet. A punch from the Cameroonian is the equal of being hit by a Ford Escort going as quick as it might probably go.
Naturally, Pereira didn’t wish to be hit by a automotive, so he and his group acquiesced to The Predator’s needs.
Nonetheless, Pereira isn’t pleased with how the altercation unfolded.
“Truthfully, Ngannou made me indignant,” Pereira defined. “Why couldn’t he tackle us politely? He was fortunate that I used to be all crushed up and couldn’t do something, particularly for a man of this dimension. I don’t even wish to give it some thought. I do know he’s a modest, good man, however why couldn’t he inform us politely, ‘Hey, guys, may you …’ I didn’t like the way in which he spoke to us. It’s good to be well mannered to folks.
“If he had addressed us politely, we might have retained respect for him perpetually. And so – we simply fell silent. ‘What the f—ok?! Do you suppose you’ll be able to go to sleep with such noise?’ Bro, we had been simply consuming … You must be well mannered to folks. I may have answered him too, ‘Bro, go f—ok. Who’re you anyway?’”
Ngannou had knee surgical procedure a couple of months in the past and is anticipated to be out of motion for the remainder of 2022.
His contract expires with the UFC on January 1, 2023 and he’s broadly anticipated to struggle WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury in an exhibition contest as soon as he turns into a free agent.