Mike Perry is no longer a UFC fighter and has instead opted to try his luck in bareknuckle boxing after signing for BKFC.
“Let’s skip all the formalities! This sport is evolving and I am here to strike fear into the hearts of my competitors!” Perry said at a BKFC press conference. “I plan to intimidate the world when I show what a truly skilled combat specialist is capable of with his bare hands.
“I will dismantle the opposition and reach the glory I have longed for my entire life. I will be crowned king of the streets and king of combat sports! They will make me a Platinum Crown and carry me on the bloody backs of my defeated rivals! I am here to go straight to the top and make anyone think twice about entering my world! BKFC is my world!”
Perry gained some notoriety for his bloody battles in the UFC, but more often than not he came out on the wrong end of them, with an overall 7-8 run in the Octagon that included picking up just one victory from his last five outings.
The 30-year-old was often the subject of controversy during his UFC run, including using racial slurs, allegations of domestic abuse and several run-ins with the law over street fights, but that doesn’t appear to have deterred BKFC from signing him up.
“We’re thrilled to bring Mike aboard to our vast stable of exciting fighters,” BKFC President Dave Feldman said. “Over the last seven years he’s proven to be one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts and his skill set along with his aggressive style works very well for our growing international fan base.”