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Alex Pereira Accepts ‘Help of Spiritual Things’ in Fights; Responds Jiri Prochazka’s to Black Magic Claim

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UFC 303: Days bfore the fight, Jiri Prochazka is making some bizarre claims about UFC Light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira. Jiri claims that Alex use ‘spirits’ to help him in the fights. And now Pereira has given an answer to the question of ‘Spiritual Help’.

Alex Pereira Responds to Jiri

Responding to the claims made by Jiri he said, “Everybody has their own spirits. We’re not only made of flesh and bone. I have found mine. If he did not find his, or if he doesn’t believe, it’s not my fault.”

Jiri Claims Potan Get’s Help From The Underworld

On an episode of MMA Hour, Jiri made a claim. he said, “I think he believes a lot in help of spiritual things, and that’s something that I think he can’t fight without because I want to keep that in a clear line. Just the sport performance, pure performance, man versus man, but I think he doesn’t know how to fight without that because he used these things every time, so I think right now, I’m looking forward to that.”

Alex Pereira’s Tribal Roots

UFC’s formidable Light heavy weight champion who saw a steep career growth in the past 2 years is well known for his tribal face paint and walkout routine. However, beyond his prowess in the ring, Pereira’s face paint and gestures during walkouts hold deeper significance—they pay homage to his indigenous roots.

Alex Pereira hails from the Pataxó tribe, an indigenous group in Brazil. With a population of approximately 12,000, the Pataxó people reside primarily in the state of Bahia.

His name “Poatan,” has some ancient rootsand in their ancient language, “Poatan” translates to “Hand of Stone.” Similarly, his face paint and headgear are made by the leaders of the Pataxó tribe.

Read More: Jiri Prochazka Surprised by Alex Pereira’s Quick Rematch Acceptance Ahead of UFC 303- “I Don’t Know What Was The Reason”

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