Mike Perry didn’t have a run-of-the-mill combat camp within the leadup to UFC on ESPN 12.
At a digital media day held Thursday, Perry (13-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) described his uncommon bodily and psychological preparation for his co-main occasion welterweight combat in opposition to Mickey Gall.
In a earlier interview with MMA Junkie, Perry had revealed the lone nook for this combat could be his girlfriend, who doesn’t have a martial arts background. Regardless of not being on a selected workforce with designated coaches, Perry mentioned he thought his coaching camp wasn’t a lot completely different.
“I can’t say it was a lot completely different than any coaching camp I’ve ever had,” Perry advised MMA Junkie. “I bought my roadwork in. I’ve bought good meals in my food plan. I drank a whole lot of water and punching the air. I had some coaching companions and a few our bodies to work with that have been right down to pay attention and do it my means. I’m going to go in there on Saturday night time and do it my means.”
The bodily preparations have been uncommon, sure. Nevertheless, the psychological preparations could have been extra atypical. Perry mentioned watching cartoons and taking a visit to theme parks helped hold him locked in.
“I used to be in Lovett, Texas preparing for this combat,” Perry mentioned. “I did journey to Florida for a little bit bit. I watched a whole lot of episodes of ‘Naruto’. I watched the entire three seasons of the ‘Avatar The Airbender’. That was good for psychological coaching. I walked round Common Studios and Islands of Journey. We went swimming within the Volcano Bay. That was good coaching. We ate at plenty of eating places. We ordered good, wholesome meals – plenty of large steaks.”
As for the combat in opposition to Gall (6-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Perry indicated his combat purse was his essential motivation. Nevertheless, Perry indicated he plans on breaking Gall’s jaw.
“Let’s hold it easy, bro,” Perry mentioned. “We’re getting paid. There ain’t nothing to it however to do it, man. What can I say? I’m positive he’s educated arduous. Good for you, bud. Y’all have a very good life. Be wholesome. Eat one other salad. That’s gonna repair your damaged jaw that you simply get this Saturday.
So what’s Perry’s remaining prediction for Saturday?
“Knockout,” Perry mentioned. “Imma knock his ass out. I’m going to knock Mickey Gall out.”
UFC on ESPN 12 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The cardboard airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.