Israel Adesanya is not interested in a trilogy with Alex Pereira unless there is a potential for him to win the world championship in the two weight classes.
At UFC 287 in April, Adesanya defeated Pereira in their second meeting in the MMA. Five months after losing to Pereira at UFC 281, he reclaimed the middleweight title.
Pereira currently has a three-to-one win edge over Adesanya in the two combat sports. During their time in Glory Kickboxing, "Poatan" defeated "The Last Stylebender" twice.
At UFC 291, Pereira will make his UFC light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz. With a win, he might get a shot at the title and start off this new chapter at 205 pounds on the right foot.
Adesanya, who has one fight under his belt at light heavyweight, is only interested in a Pereira UFC trilogy if it's for the title of light heavyweight.
Adesanya recently revealed the one method by which the Pereira trilogy will materialise on The MMA Hour.
"If he wins the belt at 205, I'll do it again," Adesanya said. "But if not, I think he's done with it, I'm done with it. Everybody else wants to see it, but we're done with it, that's life."