Dana White took to social media, waxing lyrical about the entertainment factor in the middleweight scrap between Alex Pereira and Bruno Silva at UFC Vegas 50 at the UFC Apex.
Pereira outperformed KO artist Silva over the course of three rounds to walk away with a unanimous decision win at the end of their bout. The three judges scored the fight 30-27 in Pereira's favor.
In the aftermath of the fight, UFC president Dana White interacted with his fans in a live session where he talked about the middleweight bout. Here's what he had to say about the same:
"I hope you people watched that fight. Holy s**t, that was good. How tough is [Bruno Silva]? Are you kidding me? How tough is that guy? What a bada** fight that was. Please tell me you guys watched it. If you missed that fight, you better get your a** on ESPN+ and rewind that s**t. The fight was awesome."
Catch Dana White's reaction to Alex Pereira's fight against Bruno Silva below:
Pereira displayed an absolute striking masterclass. However, Silva was not one to slow down as he responded with powerful strikes of his own to match Pereira's output.
Alex Pereira trains his aim at Jared Cannonier
In the wake of a decisive victory over Bruno Silva, Alex Pereira declared that he was intrigued by the thought of competing against Jared Cannonier.
Conceding that Cannonier had enjoyed a significant amount of success recently, Pereira admitted that a fight against 'The Killa Gorilla' seemed extremely attractive.
'Poatan' confirmed as much while in conversation with Paul Felder during the post-fight octagon interview:
"Well now the fight is over, you know. I was holding to myself, but any name. I've been seeing [Jared Cannonier] doing a great job, almost in the line for the title. I would love to face him."
Check out Pereira's interaction with Paul Felder below:
During the same interview, Pereira admitted that he had proved his detractors wrong after claims were made about his inability to wrestle and grapple. 'Poatan' was briefly taken down by Silva. However, he managed to find his feet and unload a barrage of strikes to inflict a significant amount of damage on his rival.