Following his win over Mickey Gall this past weekend, Mike Perry was asked what he thought of a hypothetical match-up against Nate Diaz, and the welterweight fighter was in no doubt that he would emerge victorious if they did clash in the cage.
“I think he’s a skinny, weak, little (expletive), like Mickey Gall,” Perry told Ariel Helwani. “I respect what he’s done in this sport. He plays the guard game, jiu-jitsu, and (expletive).
“He thinks he can box with (those) little weak-ass punches that he’s got – little salt and pepper punches. He doesn’t stand a chance to hit me hard enough.”
“I’d hit him on the feet (the) same way Jorge Masvidal did,” Perry said. “I’d play his guard. I’d get half guard (and) sit on top of him.
“It’d look exactly the same way the Mickey Gall did, to be honest with you. If you guys liked that fight, then yeah, you’ll probably like the Nate Diaz fight, too because he’s a little more durable.
He’ll probably try to stand there and box back with me, but my power punches (are) just – I’d sit him down.”
At this stage there’s no indication that the UFC is looking to put that fight together though, especially as Diaz has generally been reluctant to return to the Octagon unless it’s for a blockbuster fight and payday.