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Alex Pereira fires back at critics – calls for high-stakes bet: “$50,000 if I beat Chimaev”



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UFC middlweight champion Alex Pereira and top ranked welterweight Khamzat Chimaev. Photo via UFC (Twitter) and Stefan Romare

Former fighter, now podcaster, Brendan Schaub, recently claimed that middleweight champion Alex Pereira could not beat “a single guy in the top 5” of his division.

Schaub also claimed that top ranked welterweight fighter, and skilled wrestler, Khamzat Chimaev, would have an easy night against the Brazilian champion who’s mainly known as a striker.

Recently visiting The MMA Hour, Pereira fired back at Schaub.

“I’ll fight Chimaev in Rio at light heavyweight,” Pereira said. “Not a problem for me. Brendan Schaub, I think he was running his mouth. Brendan talked a lot of crap that Chimaev would run me over and blah, blah, blah. He said Chimaev would be able to take me down in 30 seconds.”

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Alex Pereira:” $50,000 if I beat Chimaev”

The Brazilian then offered a high-stake bet that included both Schaub and Chimaev.

“So here’s the deal,” Pereira said. “I’ll fight Chimaev in Rio at 205 and I propose a bet to Schaub. He’s running his mouth — $50,000 if I beat Chimaev. Those $50,000 from both sides, we donate to kids in need,” Alex Pereira said.

“Also, $50,000 more that I don’t get taken down in 30 seconds and we double those $50,000 to donate for the charity, too. Not only to Schaub, but Chimaev, too. If he wants to jump on the bet train, let’s bet. We’ll donate to the charities. A lot of kids are hungry today, let’s make somebody happy.”

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