Mike Perry sent a message to rising star Khamzat Chimaev following his impressive 17-second knockout victory over Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11.
The Swedish standout, Chimaev (9-0 MMA), picked up his third UFC victory in the past ninety days at last night’s event after landing a perfectly timed right hand on the chin of his opponent in Meerschaert.
Prior to his bonus-earning finish over Meerschaert, Chimaev had scored stoppage wins over opponents John Phillips and Rhys Mckee in his previous efforts on Fight Island.
UFC standout Mike Perry knows a thing or two about sporting a perfect professional record in mixed martial arts. ‘Platinum’ had a ton of hype surrounding him after he earned back-to-back stoppage wins in his first two Octagon appearances while improving his record to 9-0.
However, Perry never went on to extend his undefeated win streak past nine, and has since gone just 5-6 over his past eleven UFC appearances.
With that said, Mike Perry took the time to send a little friendly reminder to Khamzat Chimaev about how fast things can change in the sport of mixed martial arts.
I was 9-0 with 9 ko’s once @KChimaev
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 21, 2020
“I was 9-0 with 9 KO’s once Khamzat Chimaev.” Perry wrote.
The rather foreboding message could just be a warning from ‘Platinum’, or perhaps an attempt to get the attention of the Swedish standout in hopes of a future showdown.
Khamzat Chimaev is expected to face former UFC title challenger Demian Maia next, a fight in which he is already listed as a massive betting favorite.
Meanwhile, Mike Perry (14-6 MMA) was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC Vegas 4 event where he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Mickey Gall.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on September 20, 2020