Mike Perry registered solely his third win in his final 9 fights at UFC on ESPN 12. He beat Mickey Gall within the co-main occasion by way of unanimous resolution and managed to keep away from all takedown makes an attempt by the grappler. The feat was much more spectacular as ‘Platinum’ entered the combat sans a crew of cornermen. He solely had his girlfriend Latory Gonzalez octagon aspect.

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Throughout and after the combat a number of fellow MMA fighters counseled the choice and aired concepts of them doing the identical for his or her fights. Now, UFC’s top-ranked Heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier too addressed the identical. On the present ‘DC and Helwani, Helwani remarked at ‘Platinum’ being a personality whose antics simply make you sit and watch. 

Mike (Perry) appeared to adore it – Daniel Cormier

‘DC’ stated, “You’re doing nice. Like hear I could be in there and ‘you’re doing nice.’ Bob says that  I’m slapping him.  Like Bob, give me some path right here. However she simply stated ‘you’re doing nice’ and Mike appeared to adore it.

Moreover, he added, “The craziest factor to me was Mike’s giving all of the directions. ‘Put water on my neck. Give me a drink.’ It’s like Mike’s cornering himself. Mike really cornered himself. It was wonderful.” 

Mike Perry

At this level, Helwani aired a thought questioning if Mike Perry thought this via. It’s because, with out an viewers, the commentary crew is audible to fighters. Consequently, they function default cornermen who assist fighters tweak one thing to assist them. He opined that that is the one time to go cornerless and thinks ‘Platinum’ isn’t getting sufficient credit score for it. 

Cormier agreed and stated, “I additionally assume that Mike Perry understood that this was the combat to try this.”

Mike Perry could possibly be set to proceed on this style when he decides to return again to the UFC for a combat. As per his post-fight speech he may transfer up a weight class and settle a rating with a fighter he has a number of dangerous blood with. Darren Until is ranked fifth at Middleweight and engaged in a social media platform battle with ‘Platinum.’

What did you make of Daniel Cormier’s evaluation of Mike Perry heading right into a combat with out a number of cornermen?

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