Mike Perry Talks Potential Showdown With Darren Till
“Platinum” Mike Perry picked up an impressive victory this past weekend at UFC Fort Lauderdale, defeating Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Both the fighters enjoyed their pre-fight rituals, dancing to Alex’s theme, but once the fight started, Perry looked impressive, and got back in the win column.
In the past, Perry has lobbied for a fight with Englishman Darren Till. With Till losing his most recent fight to Jorge Masvidal, the fight between the two is no longer just a mere possibility. Talking to MMA media after the fight, Mike Perry said he wasn’t averse to fighting Till next.
“I think the Darren Till fight’s a good fight”, Perry said post-fight (transcript via MMA Fighting). “He’s called me out in the Octagon, I just called him out in the Octagon, I think that’s good press for the UFC to put together. The fight makes sense. I used to not want to call people out who were coming off a loss, but you know what, you up in the top and you got that number next to your name? I’m gonna need that spot, so I’m gonna need that fight if it’s available.”
“If not, the UFC will call with some ideas, I’m sure they got names and you know, it was—once I laid down, I was watching Jacare fight and I had some ice on my feet and legs and I took one off of my right leg and I put it on my cheek and my head, I went to get up and I couldn’t really move. I was just kind of standing still, like I can’t walk at all. But now the blood is flowing and I could walk, I just did like a little half-a-jog in the hallway out there.”
Perry also stated that he might take some time off to rest between fights.
“I do got enough money to chill for a little bit and like I said in the Octagon, these guys are fighting, like, once a year, so let me chill”, Perry said. “I did just come off some knee surgery a little bit ago, looks like it healed pretty good, looks like I did everything right and I’m a just chill, get back to the gym, work with my boys, we got some other fighters there that are are definitely going to be having some big fights coming up.”