Mike Perry picked up a much-needed win over Mickey Gall final weekend (Sat., June 27, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 12 inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The victory snapped “Platinum’s” two-fight skid, giving him his first win since April 2019.
And he didn’t want a full group in his nook to do it.
Now that’s he’s again within the win column, Perry says each Welterweight is on his hit listing. However, when requested about the potential of going through Nate Diaz, “Platinum” was all for it and was fast to provide his preview of a possible bout in opposition to the Stockton slugger.
“I believe he’s a weak, skinny little fuck like Micky Gall. I imply, I respect what he’s performed within the sport, he performs the guard recreation, jiu-jitsu and shit. He thinks he can field with these weak ass little punches that he’s obtained, little salt and pepper punches,” Perry mentioned on The Ariel Helwani MMA Present.
“He doesn’t stand an opportunity to hit me arduous sufficient. I’d hit him on the toes the identical method Jorge Masvidal did. I’d play his guard, get half guard, sit on prime of him and it could look precisely the identical the best way the Mickey Gall combat regarded.
“So in the event you guys favored that combat, then you’ll most likely just like the Nate Diaz combat, too, as a result of he’s a bit of bit extra sturdy and can attempt to stand there and field again with me,” he continued. “However my energy punches will sit him down. Everybody is aware of he’s sturdy, however I’ll bust that eye open the identical.”
If it seems like Perry has some private problem with Diaz, he doesn’t, he merely feels that every one previous accomplishments apart, on the finish of the day when the 2 are combating one-on-one contained in the Octagon, there’s just one potential end result.
“That’s not hate. I’m not hating on Nate Diaz, he’s performed issues on this sport and he’s made cash. Good for him. However I all the time thought I might beat that man. It’s a easy as that. We’re speaking about one-on-one within the ring combating and I win.”
Diaz hasn’t competed since dropping to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in Nov. 2019r (recap). Talks of a rematch surfaced quickly thereafter — and are nonetheless considerably lingering— however Nate has been identified to sit down out for prolonged durations of time, one thing he vowed to do after his most up-to-date loss.
Whereas a combat between Perry and Diaz — in addition to the construct as much as it — can be entertaining, it’s one that’s unlikely to occur anytime quickly. That mentioned, maybe “Platinum” ought to look right here for his subsequent opponent.