UFC welterweight striker, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has put pen to paper on a multi-fight deal to link up with the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) — bringing his 15-fight, 5-year run with the UFC to a close.
Perry, 14-8 as a professional mixed martial artist, is a one-fight professional boxing veteran, suffering a fourth round knockout against Kenneth McNeill back at a 2015 event, before joining the aforenoted, UFC the following year.
Confirming his move to the David Feldman-led BKFC, Perry claimed that the organization would sculpt him a “platinum crown” and noted his excitement at displaying his striking skills to eagle-eyed spectators. MMA Fighting reporter, Damon Martin initially confirmed the signature of Perry to Philadelphia-based promotion, BKFC.
“Let’s skip all the formalities!” Perry said. “This sport (bake knuckle fighting) is evolving and I am here to strike fear into the hearts of my competitors! 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,” Perry said. “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.“
Confirming the singing of Perry to a multi-fight deal, the aforenoted, Feldman explained that the signing of the Flint, Michigan native would help increase the promotion’s exposure internationally, as well as praising the toughness and durability of the 30-year-old, Perry.
“We’re thrilled to bring Mike [Perry] aboard to our vast stable of exciting fighters,” BKFC leader, Feldman said in a statement. “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 fanbase.“
Leaving the UFC with a 7-8 record from 15 separate outings, Perry ends his run off the back of a two-fight unanimous decision losing slide — the last of which came in April at UFC on ABC 2 in a main card opener against Californian striker, Daniel Rodriguez.
Throughout his UFC run, Perry took home high-profile Octagon victories versus, Paul Felder, Alex Oliveira, Mickey Gall, Danny Roberts, and Jake Ellenberger to name a few.
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