Kelvin Gastelum Regrets Rejected Friend Request From ‘Sad’ Mike Perry

A few weeks back, we reported on Mike Perry’s public rejection of Kelvin Gastelum’s Facebook friend request. The two had engaged in a social media back-and-forth, with Perry ultimately appearing to come out on top. Perry had actually initiated the war of words after posting a comment to Gastelum saying “Jacare” will choke The Ultimate […]

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A few weeks back, we reported on Mike Perry’s public rejection of Kelvin Gastelum’s Facebook friend request. The two had engaged in a social media back-and-forth, with Perry ultimately appearing to come out on top.

Perry had actually initiated the war of words after posting a comment to Gastelum saying “Jacare” will choke The Ultimate Fighter winner out when the two meet at UFC 224.

Gastelum has finally broken the silence over his spat with “Platinum” and the story behind his now-infamous friend request (MMA Fighting):

“What happened was, I woke up one day, and I went to check my Facebook. Then he, randomly, I got a Mike Perry comment. I’m like ‘alright, I’m gonna check it,’ and it said ‘Jacare is going to strangle you.’ I’m like, alright, I didn’t reply, I didn’t ‘like’ it or anything. What I did was, I tried to mess with him just to see what he would do, and I sent him a friend request.”

“I kind of feel like it backfired. Because he blew it up on Twitter, he kind of made me look like a fool or at least I felt like it. But yeah, I’m not worried about him. I was just kind of messing around just to see what would happen.”

“I’ve learned that people will say anything online. Anything to get your attention, to get you to respond to them. And many of those people are the saddest people on earth. I don’t pay any attention to it. Only sometimes when I want to have some fun. … I used to read the comments and think ‘oh my god, what are people thinking about me, what are they saying about me?’ But now it’s just like, I realize some of those people are the most saddest people on earth.”

While Gastelum did compete at welterweight for a good portion of his UFC run, he’s now fighting at middleweight following several failed weight cuts to make 170 pounds, where Perry currently competes.

So, it’s unlikely the two will settle their differences in the cage, at least anytime soon.

Their online battle may rage on, however.

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Kelvin Gastelum Regrets Rejected Friend Request From ‘Sad’ Mike Perry

A few weeks back, we reported on Mike Perry’s public rejection of Kelvin Gastelum’s Facebook friend request. The two had engaged in a social media back-and-forth, with Perry ultimately appearing to come out on top. Perry had actually initiated the war of words after posting a comment to Gastelum saying “Jacare” will choke The Ultimate […]

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A few weeks back, we reported on Mike Perry’s public rejection of Kelvin Gastelum’s Facebook friend request. The two had engaged in a social media back-and-forth, with Perry ultimately appearing to come out on top.

Perry had actually initiated the war of words after posting a comment to Gastelum saying “Jacare” will choke The Ultimate Fighter winner out when the two meet at UFC 224.

Gastelum has finally broken the silence over his spat with “Platinum” and the story behind his now-infamous friend request (MMA Fighting):

“What happened was, I woke up one day, and I went to check my Facebook. Then he, randomly, I got a Mike Perry comment. I’m like ‘alright, I’m gonna check it,’ and it said ‘Jacare is going to strangle you.’ I’m like, alright, I didn’t reply, I didn’t ‘like’ it or anything. What I did was, I tried to mess with him just to see what he would do, and I sent him a friend request.”

“I kind of feel like it backfired. Because he blew it up on Twitter, he kind of made me look like a fool or at least I felt like it. But yeah, I’m not worried about him. I was just kind of messing around just to see what would happen.”

“I’ve learned that people will say anything online. Anything to get your attention, to get you to respond to them. And many of those people are the saddest people on earth. I don’t pay any attention to it. Only sometimes when I want to have some fun. … I used to read the comments and think ‘oh my god, what are people thinking about me, what are they saying about me?’ But now it’s just like, I realize some of those people are the most saddest people on earth.”

While Gastelum did compete at welterweight for a good portion of his UFC run, he’s now fighting at middleweight following several failed weight cuts to make 170 pounds, where Perry currently competes.

So, it’s unlikely the two will settle their differences in the cage, at least anytime soon.

Their online battle may rage on, however.

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Pic: Mike Perry Rejects Kelvin Gastelum’s Friend Request

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry says he isn’t in the fight game to make friends, and unfortunately, Kelvin Gastelum had to learn that the hard way. Former welterweight-turned-middleweight Gastelum sent a friend request to Perry on Facebook, but was viciously rejected and publicly shamed by ‘Platinum’ for his efforts: I told y’all I didn’t come here to […]

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‘Platinum’ Mike Perry says he isn’t in the fight game to make friends, and unfortunately, Kelvin Gastelum had to learn that the hard way.

Former welterweight-turned-middleweight Gastelum sent a friend request to Perry on Facebook, but was viciously rejected and publicly shamed by ‘Platinum’ for his efforts:

Gastelum responded by calling Perry too ‘hot headed’ before saying someone would take advantage of ‘Platinum’s’ temper before one of his fights:

Gastelum tried to backtrack further after Perry denied his friend request, suggesting he was just doing it to mess with him.

The two don’t even compete at the same weight class (anymore), so the whole thing seems pretty juvenile.

But if anything can be gleaned from this exchange, it’s that Mike Perry doesn’t want to be your friend.

‘Platinum’ is currently coming off of two decision losses to Max Griffin and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Prior to those defeats, Perry had blasted onto the scene with vicious knockouts over Danny Roberts, Hyun Gyu Lim, and Jake Ellenberger.

Meanwhile, Gastelum has finally hit his stride in the UFC since moving up to 185 pounds, having just knocked out former champion Michael Bisping.

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Mike Perry Set For UFC Return This Summer

UFC welterweight slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry will return to action this summer in a fan-friendly matchup against fellow brawler Yancy Medeiros at UFC 226. The UFC announced the bout on Tuesday, adding another stellar fight to an already fantastic card, which will be headlined by a champion vs. champion super fight between Daniel Cormier and […]

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UFC welterweight slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry will return to action this summer in a fan-friendly matchup against fellow brawler Yancy Medeiros at UFC 226.

The UFC announced the bout on Tuesday, adding another stellar fight to an already fantastic card, which will be headlined by a champion vs. champion super fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic:

Perry has been an exciting mainstay in the welterweight division since debuting with the promotion in 2016. Since then, “Platinum” has bounced back and forth between stunning and brutal knockout victories and deflating decision losses. Perry most recently took a step up in competition against Santiago Ponzinibbio, who defeated him after the fight went to the judges’ scorecards.

Meanwhile, Medeiros has followed a similar trajectory, having TKO’d Alex Oliveira and Erick Silva before losing by TKO to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

UFC 226 takes place July 7 in Las Vegas.

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Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry Made Official For UFC 226

Yancy Medeiros and Mike Perry will share the Octagon on July 7. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced the match-up earlier today (April 17). The Las Vegas Review-Journal made the initial report. The bout is set to take place on the UFC 226…

Yancy Medeiros and Mike Perry will share the Octagon on July 7. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced the match-up earlier today (April 17). The Las Vegas Review-Journal made the initial report. The bout is set to take place on the UFC 226 card. Medeiros is coming off a first-round TKO defeat to Donald Cerrone. […]

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American Top Team Recruiting Mike Perry, Colby Covington Goes Silent

“Platinum” Mike Perry dropped a unanimous decision to Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night Orlando on Saturday. It was the 2nd straight loss for Perry, who also dropped a unanimous decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio in December. UFC welterweig…

“Platinum” Mike Perry dropped a unanimous decision to Max Griffin at UFC Fight Night Orlando on Saturday. It was the 2nd straight loss for Perry, who also dropped a unanimous decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio in December. UFC welterweight and man of ill-repute, Colby Covington, took to Twitter following the bout. Hey @PlatinumPerry, maybe having […]