Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Added to UFC on FOX 26

Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio are set to throw leather. UFC on FOX 26 takes place inside the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Dec. 16. The UFC took to Twitter to announce that Perry and Ponzinibbio will mix it up on the card. Both men are coming off highlight reel finishes. Perry knocked out Alex […]

Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio are set to throw leather. UFC on FOX 26 takes place inside the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Dec. 16. The UFC took to Twitter to announce that Perry and Ponzinibbio will mix it up on the card. Both men are coming off highlight reel finishes. Perry knocked out Alex […]

Darren Till Promises To Knock Out Cerrone, Call Out Mike Perry

Darron Till has a golden opportunity in front of him, as he’s set to take on fan favorite Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118 on Oct. 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. Ahead of his fight with “Cowboy”, however, Till engaged in a back-and-forth with fellow rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry: […]

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Darron Till has a golden opportunity in front of him, as he’s set to take on fan favorite Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118 on Oct. 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland.

Ahead of his fight with “Cowboy”, however, Till engaged in a back-and-forth with fellow rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry:

Speaking with MMAFighting.com, Till then gave his thoughts on a potential matchup with Perry:

“I think that’s a good fight to make right now because Mike comes to fight and he comes to talk sh*t,” Till said.

“I come to fight and I don’t back down to no one, so me and him would make for a great build up to a fight whether it’s in America, Liverpool or wherever.”

As it turns out, Perry may actually be in Poland for the fight, and Till plans to finish Cerrone before calling out “Platinum”:

“I think he’s going to be in Poland,” said Till.

“As soon as I knock Donald out I’m calling him into the cage to see if he’s got the balls to do that, to come in and face me.

“That’s definitely the fight to make now. He’s good, he’s young and he’s hungry. He’s knocking guys out and you’ve got to respect it. Let’s get in that cage and let’s do it.”

At just 24 years of age, Till seems to be focused on ‘planning’ his future:

“Let’s be honest right now, beating Donald Cerrone and then beating Mike Perry, that is pretty f**kin’ sick if I do say so myself and that’s what I will do, you know,” Till said.

“Both guys come to fight and both guys are known to get into wars. Mike Perry’s got a helluva chin and Donald’s been in there with everyone. So, yeah they’re two big fights that would f**kin’ sky rocket me to the top of that division.

“That puts me close to a title shot. I’m going to manifest all of this and I can see everything happening. I can see Dan Hardy coming into the cage and interviewing me.

“I’m planning my future. I know what the future is going to hold for me.”

Do you expect the rising Englishman to get by Cerrone, or will it be too much, too soon for him?

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Mike Perry on Colby Covington: “Nobody Likes His Little B*tch Ass”

“Platinum” Mike Perry and Colby Covington are widely regarded as two of the rising stars of the UFC’s welterweight division It appears that there is no love lost between both men, however. Perry, fresh off a convincing KO win against Alex Reyes, told BJ Penn Radio, that he would be happy to entertain a bout with “Chaos” […]

“Platinum” Mike Perry and Colby Covington are widely regarded as two of the rising stars of the UFC’s welterweight division It appears that there is no love lost between both men, however. Perry, fresh off a convincing KO win against Alex Reyes, told BJ Penn Radio, that he would be happy to entertain a bout with “Chaos” […]

Mike Perry: Thiago Alves Will Be On Steroids, I’ll Still Whoop That A**

Surging UFC welterweight Mike Perry was focused and prepared for Thiago Alves up until three days from their scheduled fight at last weekend’s (Sat., September 16, 2017) UFC Fight Night 116 from Pittsburgh. With Hurricane Irma devastating Florida, Alves opted to stay behind with his family instead of flying to Pennsylvania, something Perry himself had […]

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Surging UFC welterweight Mike Perry was focused and prepared for Thiago Alves up until three days from their scheduled fight at last weekend’s (Sat., September 16, 2017) UFC Fight Night 116 from Pittsburgh.

With Hurricane Irma devastating Florida, Alves opted to stay behind with his family instead of flying to Pennsylvania, something Perry himself had to do in order to make it to fight night against a short-notice replacement opponent.

Perry went off on Alves decision to pull-out from their fight at the last minute on Five Rounds podcast, and in classic “Platinum” fashion, he didn’t hold back his true feelings:

“Listen, here’s an opportunity for him to make a hundred grand in one night. He beats me, he gets a hundred grand because if I beat him, I get the hundred grand. He gets more than a hundred grand, he gets more than me to show up. So right there, if he was comfortable enough to stay behind and not get that payday just for showing up, he could have taken that money, flown his family even further out of state so they never would have had to sleep overnight in the gym, his dog wouldn’t have died . . .

“I made the adjustments, I came from Florida, a bunch of my family and friends came from Florida, they all showed up. His team from down south, ATT [American Top Team], they all showed up. Hector Lombard was there. We all came from Florida. He was mentally defeated. This young kid was gonna whoop that ass.”

“So if they call and they offer the guy who backed out three days before again – who almost hurt the card because people were there to see me. There was a lot of hype for me to go and fight. People want to see me fight, period, because I come to fight. . . So if they call me and want Thiago again, I’ll accept the fight, I’ll sign the contract, I’ll prepare to destroy him but he’s going to mentally break again. He’s not gonna come fight me, and if he does, he’ll be on steroids when he shows up and I’ll still whoop his ass.”

Perry ended up making quick work of Alves’ replacement, Alex Reyes. Perry knocked Reyes out with a brutal knee to the head just a little over a minute into the first round.

Perry, who trains and lives year-round in Florida, now understands the fickle nature of fight matchups, and used the opportunity to throw his name in for a replacement should any top welterweights pull out of a fight in the near future.

“The top 15 guys ahead of me. Who is gonna have a fight that’s gonna fall out? Call me on three day’s notice. S**t happens, 170-pound fighters lose fights. Call me.”

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Mike Perry: ‘If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Receive’

Mike Perry has offered an explanation as to why he called out Robbie Lawler. “Platinum” is coming off a first-round knockout win over Alex Reyes. After the bout, Perry called for a bout with Lawler, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Perry explained his decision to call […]

Mike Perry has offered an explanation as to why he called out Robbie Lawler. “Platinum” is coming off a first-round knockout win over Alex Reyes. After the bout, Perry called for a bout with Lawler, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Perry explained his decision to call […]

Thiago Alves Fires Back At Mike Perry’s ‘Ducking’ Allegations

The co-main event of last night’s (Sat. September 17, 2017) UFC Fight Night 116 event saw a late change, as rising welterweight star “Platinum” Mike Perry’s originally slated opponent, Thiago Alves, was forced to pull out of the fight. Alves was replaced by UFC newcomer Alex Reyes, who was made quick work of by Perry […]

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The co-main event of last night’s (Sat. September 17, 2017) UFC Fight Night 116 event saw a late change, as rising welterweight star “Platinum” Mike Perry’s originally slated opponent, Thiago Alves, was forced to pull out of the fight.

Alves was replaced by UFC newcomer Alex Reyes, who was made quick work of by Perry in the first round of the fight. After the bout, Perry accused Alves of ‘ducking’ him by pulling out, something the Brazilian didn’t take too kindly to. “Pitbull” explained that he pulled out of the fight due to the fact that Hurricane Irma was heading towards his native Florida, which he decided to stay at home and ride out the storm with his family. The pullout marked a UFC record eight pullouts by Alves, something that he’s likely not too excited about having accomplished.

He took to social media to further explain his actions and also fire back at Perry for claiming he was ‘ducking’ him, saying he still has an ‘ass whooping’ with Perry’s name on it:

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“This was my first hurricane as a husband and a father. The safety of my family it’s my duty and they will always come first! Still, i did make every attempt suggested by the UFC Travel Team to get to Pittsburgh besides taking a “Road Trip” with my wife and my 13 months son when the whole state of FL was evacuating. All my flights continued to get cancelled from Friday am all the way to Tuesday 11 pm. After spending 6 hours at the airport with no real idea when I would make to the fight, having no electricity, sleeping in the gym with my family, and dealing with my dog dying from heat exhaustion … I decided to stay with my family and rebuild. I will never apologize for that, it’s not in my nature.

“I have too much love and respect for my Sport, Family, Team and the MMA Fans to go to war not being 100% ready. Me and the UFC are in great terms, they understand my decision. I’ve been with the company for 12 years. I’ve known Sean Shelby for a very long time and he knows I always come to fight. I trained for 16 weeks bc this fight was originally happening in August. If I don’t fight I don’t get paid, so nobody suffers but Me and My Family. I’m ready and will stay ready. I should be rebooked by December. My support to everyone that went through Hurricane Irma. My thoughts and prays are with you #RipTanky

#RipTanky ????????Esse foi o meu primeiro furacão morando na Florida como Marido e Pai de família. A segurança da minha família é a minha obrigação. E eles sempre vão ser a minha prioridade. Mesmo assim, eu segui todas as instruções que o Time de Viajem do UFC me deu. A não ser lógico a opção pegar o carro e dirigir com a minha esposa e o meu filho de 13 meses, quando o Estado todo da Florida está em Evacuação de Emergência. Mesmo assim, eu tive vários voos que foram cancelados de sexta de manhã a terça feira 11pm da noite. Depois de passar 6-7 horas no aeroporto, não tendo certeza se iria conseguir seguir viajar a tempo para a luta. Não tendo eletricidade em casa, dormindo na academia com a minha família. E lidando com a morte do meu Bulldog de 9 anos devido ao furacão Irma. Eu decidi ficar em casa com a família e reconstruir. Foi a decisão correta e não me arrependo. Eu tenho muito Amor e Respeito pelo o meu Esporte pela a minha Família pelo meu Time para ir a guerra sem estar 100% focado. Eu e o UFC estamos em bom termos. Eles entendem e respeitão a minha decisão. Eu tenho 12 anos com o UFC, eu conheço bem o Sean Selby. Ele sabe que eu sempre venho proto para guerra. Eu treinei por 16 semanas, essa luta era para ter acontecido em agosto. Se eu não luto eu não faço dinheiro. Só quem se prejudica realmente só eu e a minha família. Eu estou pronto e vou continuar pronto! Eu lutarei esse ano ainda, Sean Shelby falou no máximo dezembro. A todas a vítimas do furacão Irma, que Deus nos abençoe! Osss

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