Recently shared footage shows UFC welterweight fighter Mike Perry knocking out a drunk man outside of a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Hard-hitting UFC welterweight fighter Mike “Platinum” Perry is well known by the fans for being somewhat of a “wild man”. Perry entered the UFC Octagon for the first time against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202 in August of 2016. He made quick work of his South Korean opponent, finishing Lim via punches in the 1st-round.
Since his UFC debut, Perry has competed under the UFC banner 12 times and amassed an overall MMA record of 13-6. Perry holds more notable wins against fighters like Danny Roberts, Jake Ellenberger, Paul Felder and Alex Oliveira. He has won over a lot fans with his “kill or be killed” type of performances, which have also earned him 4 UFC bonus awards.
Mike Perry is also well known for his controversial antics outside of the Octagon. To add to his list of controversies, Perry recently shared a video of him knocking out a man outside of a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
He posted the footage on his official Instagram account and provided a bit of background story to it. Watch it below:
“Goin to the beach boy ! #Tbt #ViralChallenge #YOLO He’d actually just punched me in the mouth. (Why do you think they started recording) I created space, he followed with his fists balled. As I stepped into position around the girl he either flinched or got distracted from what his drunk ass was doing which was harassing me. He wouldn’t stop so I ended it. I threw the jab/hook split seconds before he looked to the left. I could’ve continued to ground and pound him to death but walked away and spoke to the police. For any of you acting like you’ve ever done anything for me please believe you play with fire you’re gonna get burned. If you can mind your space and social distance yourself from my personal bubble than anything can be resolved through conversation. Judge me all you want you bunch of cry to get your way hypocrite’s but I live an honest life and am the most truthful person I know. I share my life with all of you watching so please believe if you feel like you want to butt into anything you were not involved in than you, yo mama, yo daddy, yo wife, husbands, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and grandma’s and grandpa’s can get these pro fighter hands too since it’s ok to hit me but not ok when I hit back. Check yo selves !”
Mike Perry claims that he was defending himself from the man, who had already assaulted him moments before and was continuing to harass Perry.
Perry last competed inside the Octagon against Geoff Neil at UFC 245 in December of last year. He lost the fight via knockout in the 1st round and does not have another fight booked at this time.
UFC are most likely holding off from booking any future matchups at this time due to the growing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The company was recently forced to cancel their next 3 events.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 26th March, 2020.