The UFC wasted little time coping with the Mike Perry state of affairs.
Wednesday evening, footage emerged of the troubled welterweight fighter punching out an older man throughout a Tuesday evening altercation after an argument at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, footage of which may be seen within the video above.
Thursday, the UFC launched a press release saying that Perry is not going to be supplied one other battle till he completes an alcohol rehabilitation program, and made no guarantees after that time, past reassessing the state of affairs on the correct time.
The assertion learn:
“UFC is conscious and troubled by the video that was launched final evening regarding Mike Perry. The conduct displayed by Perry just isn’t reflective of that of our group. Perry apologized for his habits and acknowledged he was disenchanted with himself that his actions could have mirrored poorly on UFC. He additional acknowledged that he believes he has some points associated to alcohol abuse and has knowledgeable UFC that he has dedicated to right away search skilled remedy, together with substance and behavioral counseling. At the moment, UFC has knowledgeable Perry that he is not going to be supplied a bout, and the events have agreed to guage subsequent steps for Perry following the completion of his remedy program.”
The 28-year previous Perry was with girlfriend Latory Gonzalez at Desk 62 when the incident occurred. Whereas it’s unclear who began the bodily altercation, Perry dropped the person with a left hook. Afterward, Perry yells for somebody to name the police and tells one other man to again up whereas directing the N-word at him 3 times.
In accordance with TMZ, restaurant administration requested the First Spherical Administration-represented fighter to depart, and he responded by punching the worker. A police report was filed, however no arrests had been made.
Perry is coming off a victory over Mickey Gall on June 27, for which Gonzalez was his solely nook. Previous to his MMA profession, the Florida-based fighter served six months in jail for violating probation phrases following a conviction for armed theft.