Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Justin Gaethje and Alex Pereira are two of the most feared strikers in the UFC, but they also share mutual respect and friendship. The two fighters recently had a heartwarming moment at a promotional shoot, where they were both preparing for their upcoming bouts.

Gaethje, who is rumoured to face Conor McGregor or one of Islam Makhachev or Charles Oliveira in his next fight, spotted Pereira eating something that looked like chicken nuggets. Gaethje, who is known for his love of food, complimented Pereira on his meal and said, “That looks good”. Pereira, who is the former UFC middleweight champion, responded by setting one aside for Gaethje and inviting him to join him.

The gesture was captured on video by the UFC cameras and posted on social media accounts. The video quickly went viral and received thousands of likes and comments from fans who praised the fighters for their sportsmanship and camaraderie. Many fans also expressed their admiration for Pereira’s generosity and Gaethje’s humility.

Watch the video here:

Alex Pereira clutched a split decision win over former 205-pound champion Jan Blachowicz in five minutes in the third round in the co-main event of UFC 291 in July 2023. Although Alex Pereira's next opponent has not yet been determined, his victory against Blachowicz gives him a strong chance to challenge Jamahal Hill for the light heavyweight championship, especially now that Hill has vacated the title due to injury. If Pereira engages in a championship contest in the near future, he might challenge Jiri Prochazka or Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant title and set a new ruler of the light heavyweight class.