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“BREAK THAT LEG!”

“Platinum” Mike Perry is one hell of a brawler and an entertaining force outside the Octagon, but his one dimensional fighting style is starting to get figured out by his opponents, who are more than happy to let his fists of fury hit nothing but air while they stay out of range and counter him at will. That’s exactly what Max Griffin did on his way to a 29-27, 29-27, and 30-27 decision win at UFC on FOX Orlando.

Halfway through round 2 it was clear Perry would need a hail mary knockout to win. Not the most unlikely thing in the world, but less likely unless he switched up his gameplan. Because what he was doing against Griffin simply wasn’t working. The broadcast then cut to Perry’s corner to see what sage advice they’d offer their fighter. From there his girlfriend screamed out the useful instructions “KICK THE KNEE! BREAK THAT LEG!”

To say folks on Twitter found her cornering unhelpful would be an understatement.

And of course, undisputed social media s**theel extraordinaire and welterweight blanket Colby Covington took it way too far with his tweet on the subject.

Damn, guy. That’s a good way to end up on the wrong end of a ‘Florida Man’ headline.

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UFC on Fox 28 ‘Emmett vs. Stephens’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

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UFC on Fox 28 ‘Emmett vs. Stephens’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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All Eyes On Emmett Tonight In Orlando!

The rise of Josh Emmett has been a quick one. After starching Ricardo Lamas with one punch back in December, the Team Alpha Male (TAM) standout will have yet another opportunity to improve his divisional ranking later tonight (Sat., Feb. 24, 2018) at UFC on FOX 28 from inside Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., when he takes on featherweight veteran Jeremy Stephens.

Needless to say, Stephens is going to test Emmett at every turn. He’s a skilled veteran with devilish power and is currently experiencing one of the best upticks in performance of his lengthy career. Unlike Emmett, Stephens has already headlined a few UFC events and understands what it takes to pace his output and production in a five-round affair.

Considering Stephens’ track record in UFC, it’s going to be difficult to find a fighter on the featherweight roster with more relevant experience. Luckily for Emmett, he has already demonstrated the ability to punch his way through a lack of experience and heavy odds when he smoked Lamas via knockout at UFC on FOX 26. Not only was “Bully” the first ranked opponent Emmett had ever encountered in UFC, but Emmett only had 30 days to prepare for the fight after filling in for former UFC champion Jose Aldo.

While few mainstream fight fans knew who Emmett was before his incredible finish over Lamas, it’s going to be hard to ignore the 32-year-old’s appeal moving forward. Emmett has always possessed a lot of potential as an up-and-coming prospect under the close watch of TAM head coach Urijah Faber, but he’s finally getting the high-profile matchups that his skill set requires. If it wasn’t for a split-decision loss to lightweight Desmond Green at UFC 210 last year Emmett would be currently undefeated at 14-0. Instead, that lone loss has helped propel Emmett’s urgency inside of the cage, which may or may not have played into his knockout of a former UFC title challenger.

Even though Emmett is unlikely to land a featherweight title shot with a win over Stephens this weekend due to the impending UFC 222 clash between top dogs Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega, a victory over “Lil Heathen” should land Emmett a No. 1 contender’s bout sometime this summer. That’s incredible considering Emmett made his return to 145 pounds just four months ago.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on FOX 28 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX at 6 p.m. ET, before the FOX main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.

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UFC on Fox 28 ‘Emmett vs. Stephens’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

The post UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Pantses Max Griffin At Weigh Ins

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

Then he tweeted,

some mf’s don’t deserve the entertainment I bring with their bullshit comments. I’m gonna fuck him up so bad you mf’s gonna beg me to come back # [middle finger emoji]

So that’s fun.


Insomnia

A lot going on in this Instagram post from Werdum, directed at Wanderlei Silva.

Urijah Faber is for the children.

Heaters! The next generation is coming! Alpha Females #Alphafe’s

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I chuckled.

Image credit: @8entai

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This is a reminder that Sage Northcutt would be totally at home in 1950s America.

Claudia Gadelha is feeling good and posting.

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Nick Diaz knows how to pick ‘em. Fortunately, he also knows his boxing defense.

Meisha Tate is pregnant and showing

Wakanda Forever. In the Reebok era, it’s pretty hard to stand out, but Angela Hill does a pretty good job.

Almost time. #UFCOrlando #WakandaForever #BlackPanther

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I don’t know who this is but that’s not cool.

Rousey training her wrestling. Personally, I prefer her MMA

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori are added to the All-Violence card that also includes Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier.

This meme has been going around and I appreciated the MMA spin

UFC PPV numbers- years later


Good Reads


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Ass Kick TKO!

I haven’t used this adjective in a while, but this is sick.

Body knees

UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win

Savage

Dramatic referee

Dead.

Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast


Random Land

If you have not had a great day (or even if you have) these clips will probably make it a little bit better.

#BeHuman

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I Love these little guys… Vid by @qoomaiboo

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Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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UFC on Fox 28 ‘Emmett vs. Stephens’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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