Dana White Speaks On Mike Perry’s UFC 255 Loss
UFC President Dana White won’t commit to letting go of Mike Perry following UFC 255.
Perry shared the Octagon with Tim Means on the main card of UFC 255. Going into the bout, Perry missed the welterweight limit. After three rounds of action, “Platinum” dropped a unanimous decision to “The Dirty Bird.”
Perry’s recent stretch alone would be enough for most fighters to be put on the chopping block. He has gone 1-3 in his last four outings. Throw in Perry’s issues outside of the Octagon such as a bar fight, and domestic abuse allegations, and most would think that Perry’s run with the UFC is on borrowed time. That may not be the case, however.
Speaking to reporters during the UFC 255 post-fight press conference, White said that Perry never fails to entertain and that he never lacked effort in his bout with Means (h/t MMAMania.com).
“He’s always tough and fun to watch. What I really like about Mike Perry … he tried to win that fight. He’s fun to watch. I dunno what it means or where he goes after (UFC 255) but he’s a fun fighter.”
Perry’s record falls to 14-7 following his defeat at the hands of Means. “Platinum” hasn’t been able to put together two straight victories since September 16, 2017.