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Alex Pereira Says He’s Serious About A Grappling Match vs Anthony Smith: “The Bet Is Real”

Alex Pereira Says He’s Serious About A Grappling Match vs Anthony Smith: “The Bet Is Real”

No, Alex Pereira wasn’t kidding when he shared his desire to compete against Anthony Smith on the BJJ mats.

What’s more, he has recently doubled down, as expressed in an Instagram story:

Someone tell this guy [Anthony Smith] that the bet is real.

I’m not talking about fighting at an event because I don’t need to promote it myself!
I’m talking about booking in a gym and the bet would be there because if you wait to fight me at an event, it would probably be difficult to happen.

So, in Pereira’s eyes, it wouldn’t really be a match that’s a part of a tournament, but moreso an unofficial thing.
He does need some time to prepare, though, and he already has plans on what he’d do with the money:

I was out of action for a month because I broke both of my toes, so I only need a month for me to recover some of my cardio.

He said he would use this money to buy the stupidest thing, I would do it differently – I would buy food for people in need to lessen their pain.

Alex Pereira's Instagram story