Everyone loves a good “rag to riches” story! UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira it has one of the best up-up stories in the fighting world. The newly crowned champion came from very humble beginnings and is now the middleweight king of the world’s top MMA promotion.
The saying “Hard places make tough people” is synonymous with almost every profession. Alex Periera is proof that this saying is true. The middleweight fighter from Brazil had his back against the wall and only professional fighting showed him the way to a great life. Before all the “Victory” (wordplay) in his life, “Poatan” worked as a mechanic in Brazil.
The UFC continued to be a platform that was more valuable than anything else in the world. Alex Pereira was already a GLORY award-winning kickboxing champion before deciding to transition into mixed martial arts and shock the world. He recently decided to bring his “Poatan” skills to the best promotion in mixed martial arts and is now the champion of the middleweight division.
Recently, a video of Pereira working as a mechanic and changing tires surfaced online, and MMA fans were stunned by the incredible improvement in Pereira’s life. This video came out after Pereira defeated Israel’s biggest rival, Adesanya. UFC 281 by knockout.
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Twitter reacts to Alex Pereira’s video from humble beginnings, works as a mechanic
Alex Pereira was born in Sa Bernardo do Campo, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The fighter from Brazil’s slums recently hosted a UFC pay-per-view event at the historic Madison Square Garden, also known as the “Mecca of Fighting.” Fans were inspired by Pereira’s success and reacted to a video of him changing a tire at a repair shop.
alex pereira works in a tire shop 2013 pic.twitter.com/uXV7bLFXEm
— Dovy🔌 (@DovySimuMMA) 22 November 2022
A week ago he saw Izzy change a flat tire.
— Max Holloway’s Cardio (@blessedcardio) 22 November 2022
That’s why I love this sport, warriors from humble beginnings 🙏🏼
— Munna (@Munzi100) 23 November 2022
I was born in the same city as Alex and his neighborhood is remote and strange even for the people who live there and it is known as the place where the bodies are dumped, batistini – sao bernardo hard place
— don’t push me because I’m close to the limit (@ciropls) 22 November 2022
Tires are his true passion. Violence just pays the bills
— FisherLDA (@Genome_Fisher) 22 November 2022
He is happy that he got his big salary because he was able to take his family and himself to a better place.
– He sniffed Jones (@Cokedoutjones) 22 November 2022
The guy went from changing a tire on a Honda Civics to a Middleweight Champion. pic.twitter.com/6MwU6B0zfB
— MMA Complete Podcast (@complete_mma) 22 November 2022
Alex “Poatan” Pereira will most likely defend his title against his enemy Israel Adesanya in the rematch. The Brazilian is ready to fight again as he boasts of being 3-0 against The Last Stylebender.