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UFC Vegas 9’s Michel Pereira calls out Jorge Masvidal for BMF title bout

Michel Pereira is coming for the UFC BMF title.

Michel Pereira thinks he should be next in line for a BMF title shot following his third-round submission win over Zelim Imadaev at UFC Vegas 9 on Saturday.

The eccentric welterweight wasted no time in calling out the ‘baddest motherfu-ker’ in the UFC, Jorge Masvidal, in his post-fight interview.

“Dana White, Sean Shelby. I want the BMF belt. Jorge Masvidal, beware. You are next!” Pereira said backstage at the UFC APEX center.

“I want to fight the best,” Pereira added (h/t Danny Segura and Ken Hathaway of MMA Junkie). “I train very hard to do that and I train with some of the best. I want to fight the best and Jorge Masvidal is one of them. He’s a guy that I want to fight against. I think people would find it to be a great fight, a big fight, and it would give a show to all the UFC fans and the world.”

Pereira, who slapped Imadaev multiple times before submitting the Russian with a rear-naked choke, said he wouldn’t think twice about doing the same thing to Masvidal if ‘Gamebred’ acted disrespectful towards him in the pre-fight buildup.

“If he disrespects me, yeah,” Pereira said. “I want to fight with him and do a great fight, and with that, the fans of the UFC and MMA – they would enjoy a great show and a great fight. I want to fight him.”

Pereira (24-11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is not currently ranked at welterweight. Masvidal (35-14) is reportedly lined up for a rematch with Nate Diaz in January.