"I'm messing around." Cormier commented on the words about Pereira's victory at the Olympics

Daniel Cormier, former two-weight UFC champion, commented on his words that Alex Pereira could become an Olympic wrestling champion in two years.

"If I said it, it's true! Come on, it was a joke, I just like to make fun of Islam. Of course it's impossible. You can fight all your life and still not become an Olympic champion. Only a handful of people make it. Of course, Pereira would not become an Olympic champion, I was just messing around."

Pereira is a basic puncher, has fought many fights under kickboxing rules and was the champion of Glory promotion in two weight categories.