Mike Perry Is Done With Coaches, Only Wants His Girlfriend In His Corner
Few fighters on the UFC roster are as polarising as Mike Perry. Having lost three of his last four bouts, he’s making some rather unorthodox changes to the way he plans to approach his next fight. When asked by MMA Junkie who will corner him for his next fight, ‘Platinum’ had a very interesting answer.
“My girlfriend, just her, if not, her and her friend,” Perry stated.
“I’m not listening to any coaches right now. Coaches who are saying things that they ain’t gonna go in there and do. They want it to be this way or this way, and like it’s a totally different way. I need a guy like me to hold mitts; I want to hold mitts for myself to be honest with you. I can show people a couple of techniques or whatever, and I’m just ready to fight for my life. … Ain’t nobody gonna take this from me.”
According to Perry, he doesn’t need any advice between rounds.
“All I need the corner for is to pass me the bottle of water,” Perry said. “Wipe my head off or put the ice on my neck when I get hot coming in between the rounds. It’s probably not gonna go more than five minutes, and if it does, all I need is a bottle of water. I need to sip a drink, put some ice on my neck, and I don’t need no advice.
“I feel like I never really gotten advice. I feel like people just sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher in the corner. … They don’t even know what the f*** to say because they wouldn’t go in there and do what the f***ing they’re talking about. I don’t really know how the coaching f***ing works. It doesn’t really matter.”
Coming off of a first-round loss to Geoff Neal at UFC 245, Perry is eager to get back into the win column as soon as possible.
“June, July – I’m ready,” Perry said. “Tomorrow, tonight, yesterday, the next day. It don’t matter, bro. Any one of these motherf***ers can get it at any time. Let’s go.”
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