Paging Stephen Thompson, Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit, Jorge Masvidal and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Just so you know, you’re all apparently on the hit-list of rising welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry.
Perry took to Instagram to call out all the names mentioned above in a single post on Tuesday, promising he’s got his eye on all of them.
“Let it be known,” Perry said in his post. I got my Eye on all you MF’s. Just like I always have. I been chasing this dream forever. I’m the best fighter. I have everything. Nobody will do to me what I continue to do to my opponents! The real ones are looking for a beautiful death!”
This, of course, is very much in keeping with what Mike Perry told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor last night:
“Everybody goin’ to sleep,” he said. “Don’t matter who [the opponent is].”
As a rapidly rising and rather polarizing member of the roster, Perry has found himself in the crosshairs of many of his rivals, from Emil Meek to Thiago Alves. He has even earned the attention of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who said Perry is the welterweight contender he respects above all others.
“The only guy that I respect who talks stuff about me is Mike Perry,” Woodley said on the Fight Strength Podcast this week (via MMAUno.com). “Mike Perry pulled up on me, to my face and not only did he pull up on me, he came to a seminar that I was teaching and he took the seminar. He took the seminar, learned some stuff and he said, ‘Hey man, I’m coming for your belt man.’
“Those are the guys that I love facing across the Octagon, the ones that have some respect for martial arts. If you can pull up to me and tell me to my face that you’re coming for my belt, now I got you, now you got my respect. Those are the guys that I want to see come to the top.”
Who do you want to see “Platinum” Mike Perry fight next?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/4/2017.