Mike Perry Opens Up About ‘Ups And Downs’ Of His Life
UFC welterweight Mike Perry is known for his aggressive demeanor inside and outside the octagon.
While he has been away from the scene for a while and claims to be a changed man, the anger is still there in him.
“I’d like to think I have changed, but as soon as I do that, the anger is still there. It’s still there. I’ve been through so many ups and downs and lefts and rights,” he told MMA Hour on Monday.
The 29-year-old martial artist last fought Daniel Rodriguez in April.
He is on a two-fight losing streak and unsure if the UFC will give him another chance soon enough after he turned down the fight against Kevin Lee at UFC Vegas 35.
“It looks like I missed out on an opportunity, and I might not be getting another opportunity,” he said.
Perry also seemed to have been keeping an eye on the Jake Paul’s fight against former UFC champ Tyron Woodley. The welterweight hailed Woodley’s antics in the MMA and felt that his strategy is similar to his former colleague.
“I would take the shots if I had to. Woodley and I are similar in that I don’t have the credentials he has. He’s a great champion. He’s very strong and athletic,” the Platinum added.
“You can see he wanted to clinch and do some head pressure and grappling stuff, and I feel like punching from the outside is something I’ve been focusing a lot in my boxing and angling my shots from the outside.”