Alex Poatan's manager rules out the champion's presence at UFC Rio: 'No way'

Jorge Guimarães said that his pupil will not fight on May 04th under any circumstances and justified his decision

Alex Poatán

Alex Poatán (left) fighting in UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Still in the octagon after his historic victory over Jamahal hill, Alex Poatán asked to perform as a heavyweight (up to 120,2kg) in the UFC 301, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro. However, according to Jorge Guimarães, manager of the light heavyweight champion (up to 93kg), there is no chance of his athlete performing on the card scheduled for May 04th and he explained the reasons.

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“There’s no way that’s going to happen, especially with another finger broken during the fight. Two (broken fingers) isn’t enough, right? Now he has to enter the shipyard, let the dust settle, celebrate this victory and reap the laurels. Without a doubt, he made a noise, left (Tom) Aspinall's hair standing on end. He has that desire and I think he will do an incredible job at heavyweight. It's going to be a very tough fight for anyone”, said 'Joinha'.


Last Saturday night (13), at UFC 300, Alex Poatán was not aware of the former champion Jamahal hill and silenced the American's provocations by knocking him out in the first round and successfully defending the light heavyweight belt for the first time. The expected confrontation took place at the traditional T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas (USA).

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