UFC welterweight Mike Perry was caught on video punching an older man after an obvious dispute at a restaurant.
Perry, 28, punched the person after a verbal dispute as an unknown lady tried to guide him out of the restaurant. Perry instructed the person, “I’ll knock your outdated ass out” earlier than throwing a punch that appeared to knock the person down. Patrons of the bar will be heard gasping, and safety seems to intervene as Perry sits outdoors on a bench.
Police in Lubbock, Texas, confirmed to MMA Combating a person matching Perry’s full identify – Michael Joseph Perry – and date of beginning was concerned in an alleged assault on July 7 at Desk 82 in Lubbock, Texas, the place Perry’s girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez lives and the place the UFC welterweight educated for his most up-to-date battle.
Perry took to Twitter because the video went viral. His supervisor Malki Kawa didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 9, 2020
In line with police, there have been three victims within the alleged assault. Perry was questioned on scene, however not arrested. The cost listed on Perry’s document was Class A assault, a misdemeanor. Perry will probably be required to point out up in courtroom and will face a superb of $500.
TMZ reported the person Perry allegedly punched was transported to the hospital. Witnesses stated the fighter was consuming berry Mojitos and punched an worker after being requested to depart the restaurant.
A number of occasions through the video, Perry shouts a racial slur as cooler heads attempt to intervene, and Perry yells on the lady who led him out, “You ain’t on my aspect, b*tch!” Perry’s girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez, seems to stroll out of the institution simply earlier than the scene turns bodily.
Video of the incident surfaced on Wednesday evening through Twitter consumer MMA Eejit.
Mike Perry in a bar battle final evening over somebody “touching him”.
That is fairly disgusting behaviour from a UFC calibre fighter. Appearing like an entire youngster. pic.twitter.com/ZAuxZTtXtW
— MMA Eejit (@MMAEejit) July 8, 2020
The alleged assault just isn’t the primary time Perry has been caught preventing outdoors the cage on video. He posted a video the place he knocked out a person outdoors one other bar after an altercation.
Perry was most just lately seen within the octagon at UFC on ESPN 12, the place he outpointed Mickey Gall to rebound from his first knockout loss in a battle in opposition to Geoff Neal this previous December. Perry was cornered by Gonzalez within the Gall battle and stated he selected to take action as a result of he solely needed his girlfriend to share within the glory of his win.