UFC fighter Mike Perry was caught on video Tuesday evening punching a person at a bar and utilizing racial slurs within the video that surfaced on social media.
Perry, a welterweight, appeared to strike an older man throughout a dispute that included at the very least one worker of the institution asking Perry to go away. Within the video, which was posted Wednesday evening, Perry argued that one other patron of the restaurant — not the person he appeared to hit — had touched him.
The incident occurred at Desk 82 in Lubbock, Texas, ESPN confirmed with sources on Wednesday. TMZ was the primary to report the locale. A spokesperson for the institution, when reached Wednesday, declined remark.
Within the aftermath of the skirmish, Perry may very well be heard shouting a number of racial slurs.
Perry, who’s white, has been identified to make use of the N-word, however the UFC has by no means introduced self-discipline for Perry’s language.
Officers from the Lubbock Police Division responded to the scene, a legislation enforcement spokesperson informed ESPN. An incident report was filed, however Perry was not arrested and no fees have been filed. An investigation is pending, the spokesperson mentioned.
Perry tweeted Wednesday evening, “No remark,” after the video made the rounds on social media. His administration crew, when reached by ESPN, mentioned “presently no remark” on the matter.
Perry (14-6), a Florida resident, competed at UFC Battle Night time on June 27, beating Mickey Gall by unanimous resolution. The struggle drew scrutiny, as a result of Perry had no coaches in his nook. His lone nook particular person was his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez. The victory over Gall snapped a two-fight dropping streak.
Perry, 28, has been open up to now about spending six months in a Florida jail for a probation violation. Perry was on probation on a housebreaking cost in 2014 when he violated the probation with a battery arrest, in keeping with courtroom information. Perry additionally pleaded no contest to a battery cost in 2013 in Florida, per courtroom information.