Perry Not Impressed with Till’s Performance
Following Darren Till’s shocking first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone, Till called out Mike Perry for his next fight. Coincidentally enough, Perry was in attendance at the event in Poland and the two had a heated verbal exchange inside the Octagon.
While many were impressed at Till’s performance, even to the point where UFC President Dana White called him the future, Perry said he didn’t see anything jaw-dropping spectacular and wouldn’t be afraid to put the gloves on for a fight.
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 22, 2017
Perry went as far as to say Cerrone didn’t show up for the fight.
“Yeah, he looked good against Donald — against Donald Cerrone. Not against ‘The Cowboy.’ That’s not the ‘Cowboy’ that wins fights. That’s the Donald that shows up. I wasn’t happy with Donald’s performance. I’ve seen him fight a lot better. Darren didn’t get a tough fighter tonight, he got someone who gave up in the first round. You know that’s not what we’re gonna see with me.”
Thanks to the win over Cerrone, Till is now 16-0-1 in his professional MMA career, and he’s 5-0-1 in his UFC appearances.
Perry, meanwhile, has won both of his fights in 2017, winning Performance of the Night bonuses both times with knockout victories. Perry has won four of his five UFC bouts, with all four wins coming by knockout and his lone loss coming by decision.
Perry faces Santiago Ponzinibbio on the Dec. 16 UFC on Fox card.
“I’m ready to fight right now, man. I wish I could have got in that cage with him, in that Octagon. But you know, it doesn’t work like that. We gotta be professionals about this, we’ve gotta sign the paperwork and we’re gonna make it happen. I’m pretty sure that it’s gonna go down. I look forward to it, but first I’ve got work to do first with Santiago Ponzinibbio in Winnipeg, Canada.”
Original story: MMA Fighting