Jotko (23-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) took to Twitter to rip Pereira (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for allegedly ducking him, claiming he was offered and accepted a fight with Pereira for the UFC 271 card on Feb. 12.
“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?”
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
Instead, Pereira was booked to face fellow knockout artist Bruno Silva at the UFC’s Fight Night event on March 12. The former two-division GLORY kickboxing champion fired back at Jotko, taking aim at his fighting style as well as the fact that he’s unranked.
Winner of four of his past five, Jotko is coming off a split decision win over Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 193 in October. Pereira made a big splash in his UFC debut, earning a “Performance of the Night” knockout of Andreas Michailidis in the opening minute of Round 2 at UFC 268 in November.
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