After his decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio, Mike Perry is on a warpath. He’s eager to get back in the Octagon and feel his fists on another head. This weekend he’ll be up against Max Griffin at UFC Florida and will look to get back in the win column to continue with his future plans. Those plans just might include top-ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington. Not only did Perry have some choice words questioning the fighting caliber of Covington, but had some X-Rated comments on the only strategy Colby would have against him in a potential fight.
“Colby [Covington]’s manager is a better manager than Colby is a fighter. He got him the right fights with the right people that got him leveled up to number three in the world. But, I think that’s Colby’s story because that’s as far as he goes. He don’t go past three. [I’d] fight [Colby Covington and Demian Maia] both with my hands down, man. Catch that underhook and hit them with the other arm. They not gonna get that takedown with me, I already said. I know exactly what Colby Covington would try to do: He’d try to put his head in my lap and suck my dick for 15 minutes. That’s it. That’s what he’s gonna try to do. So, we’ll see, man. If I can get that fight, I would like that fight.”
Just impatiently waiting……. what’s up with you ?
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 16, 2018
“Each time I fight, I do more and more complete mixed martial arts. I use more and more of my skills every time I get in that Octagon. That 15 minutes is short. You only get so long to show those skills. I’m getting better at pulling out all the tricks, all the stops in 15 minutes and I’m getting ready for 25 minutes, so I can pull out even more tricks in 25. It doesn’t matter this weekending though. This weekend is what it’s all about because it’s one thing at a time and then we’ll see where it does from there. I have a good idea about the future, I just don’t even need to worry about it yet. I’m gonna focus on this weekend and I promise I’m going to f-ck this man up.” — Mike Perry speaking to WFAN Sports Radio
Yes, he really did say what you thought he said. Mike Perry believes Colby Covington would bury his head in his lap after takedowns and well, lay and pray to keep it PG-13. This isn’t the first time Perry has called out Covington, who has had his eyes on Tyron Woodley for nearly a year now. Perry is still unranked though, but adding a highlight reel KO this weekend may have him breaking into the top 15. Until then, we just wait. These two may just have a not-so-romantic rendezvous down the road sometime or another.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/20/2018.