ISRAEL ADESANYA brutally mocked Alex Pereira after viciously knocking him out in their rematch.
Adesanya finally got one over the Brazilian courtesy of a brutal counter overhand right – which he followed up with another straight right, a left hook and a nasty hammer fist.
The Nigerian-born Kiwi was overcome with raw emotion after reclaiming the title.
And he celebrated by mimicking Pereira’s pre-fight entrance bow and arrow routine.
Adesanya roared as he strung up and fired three arrows at the body of the fallen Pereira from an imaginary bow.
MMA fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Adesanya hitting the bow and arrow on Pereira while he’s knocked out cold on the ground is one of the coldest things I’ve ever seen in sports.”
Another said: “Adesanya cleaned boy clock then did the bow and Arrow over him.”
And another said: “Coolest KO I’ve ever seen back against the wall bow and arrow celebration in that man’s chest!!.”
One remarked: “Adesanya doing the bow and arrow over Pereira knocked TF out is the coldest thing I’ve ever f***ing seen.”
Another chimed in: “OMG Adesanya. Not the bow and arrow celebration while Pereira was slumpt lol.”
Adesanya said of his celebration: “I’m petty. I remember.
“The first time he knocked me out in Brazil, his son came to the ring and started to just lie dead next to me.
“And I was like, ‘You f***king little a**hole. I’ll whoop you’re ass if your dad won’t do it for you.’
“But yeah, I looked for his kid and I pointed at him and I saw him.
“And I was like, ‘Hey, hey (imitates Pereira laying KO’d) just to remind him.”
Despite mocking a fallen Poatan with own move, Adesanya was full of praise for the former champion.
The 33-year-old said: “I saw him backstage, we’re cool.
“He’s a great champion, he’s a warrior. In his story, I’m the antagonist in history.
“He’s a f**king beast. Coming where he’s come from, the adversity he’s been through in his life.
“To get to where he’s gotten now and taking me out the way he has, it’s a f***ing beautiful story for him.
“But like I said, tonight, it’s about his about my story which is history.”