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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Calls Woodley ‘My N****’, Woodley Doesn’t Care

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So… Mike Perry is really excited to be able to say the N-word. He posted this tweet after going live with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Instagram. Perry, who says the N-word is in his vocabulary from growing up in Flint, Michigan, recently took a DNA test that found 2% sub-saharan African genetics. He says this gives him a pass to use the word.

Woodley, though? He doesn’t mind. He thinks it’s funny. He did take some time to explain the difference between a racially-motivated slur and Perry’s use of the word… it’s evident from the reference to the recent Kendrick Lamar concert that they don’t completely agree on the use of the word.

Woodley, who is from Ferguson, Missouri, has previously pointed out discrepancies in treatment from fans and the UFC due to his race.

It shouldn’t need to be said, but hundreds of years of an American racial caste system, only officially ended fifty years ago, is the reason the n-word is considered an extremely offensive racial slur. As a current resident of the American South, I can confirm that, contrary to what I naively believed growing up, plenty of white people still hold the same deeply racist views towards black people their parents held. And, of course, the socio-economic status of black people has never caught up to white people, who have a median net worth 10 times that of black families.

Perry, a professional fighter, is right that most people won’t do anything when he uses the word. That approach is not recommended for the average white person. Don’t try this at home, kids.


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Bromance Blossoms Between Mike Perry And Darren Till

Mike and Darren sittin’ in a tree…

Looks like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight headliner Darren Till, who takes center stage this Sunday against striking sensation Stephen Thompson, has a not-so-secret admirer on social media.

“Look strong man,” Perry wrote (via BJPenn.com). “Healthy weight cut! Do your thing against Wonderboy. Show me how it’s done. I can’t hate, you’re a beast.”

Not long after shitting all over the skills of top welterweight contender Colby Covington, Till told fight fans he would bury Perry in the striking department and leave “Platinum” looking up at the lights should they ever cross paths.

I guess Perry didn’t take that (or this) personally.

Till will have a chance to show him — and the rest of the division — how things are done in the UFC Liverpool main event this weekend across the pond. To see who else is competing on the FOX Sports 1 fight card click here.

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RECAP! Griffin Picks Perry Apart!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight head-knockers Mike Perry and Max Griffin threw down last night (Feb. 24, 2018) at UFC on FOX 28 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Perry has seen ups-and-downs in his short UFC career, but he’s also demonstrated a ton of natural ability and more charisma than most of his peers. Last night, Perry was looking to return to the win column with a big knockout and get back on track. Griffin, meanwhile, was brought in to brawl with Perry in front of his hometown crowd, but “Pain” didn’t intend to lay down for his opponent. For the first time, Griffin had a full fight camp unhindered by other work, and he brought a new confidence into this fight as a result.

It showed in the cage.

Perry came out firing, looking to land his big right hand and lead leg kick. Grffin did a good job to avoid the heavy shots, looking to return with kicks and slow down Perry. He also worked the jab, looking to sting Perry as he worked his way inside. Outside of the low kick, Perry had a lot of trouble landing on his opponent. He tried to force the exchanges, resulting in him eating punches instead. However, Perry flipped the switch in the final minute, landing a big takedown and finishing the round in mount.

It wasn’t quite the brawl we all expected, but five competitive minutes of combat were in the books.

Griffin picked and moved early in the second, landing good straight shots to Perry’s face. Perry changed his approach a bit, showing more patience and targeting the body and legs more often. He was throwing one strike at a time too much though, which allowed Griffin to pick up points. Griffin’s jab and reach advantage were giving Perry a lot of trouble throughout the round, as his punches came up short much of the time. Griffin connected with a big left hook near the end of the round, dropping his foe to the mat. Perry seemed nearly asleep, but “Platinum” hung tough and managed to recover nevertheless.

Heading into the final frame, Perry was in desperate need of a big comeback.

A big counter right from Perry wobbled the knees of Griffin to open third round, giving Perry a chance to get back into the fight. Perry briefly took his foe’s back but fell off, and after that grappling exchange his opponent seemed to have recovered. However, a minute later, a massive left hook and right hand stumbled his opponent once more.

Griffin was smart though, as he continued looking to avoid the pocket. Perry was able to force the issue, continuing to land big shots as he pursued Griffin relentlessly. Perry hurt his foe a couple times but was unable to earn the finish.

Griffin was awarded the unanimous decision win as a result.

“Pain” fought beautifully here. He did a good job to kick the lead leg and slow Perry down, but it was really Griffin’s boxing that separated him from Perry. He established the jab early before using the threat of the jab to make Perry hesitate. Then, Griffin alternated between counters and bursts to land heavy shots on Perry, which further broke the athletic fight down.

Griffin showed great composure as well. Perry put heat on him and tried to force him into a brawl, but Griffin never fell too far off the game plan and always returned to his distance whenever Perry’s offense did get through.

Once again, this fight showed that Perry needs a real camp or at least a dedicated high-level coach. He shows some amount of development in each fight, but the game plan to defeating him has been written. Unless he’s able to really push forward technically and develop a new approach, he’s never going to have easy fights in the UFC.

He’s young and talented enough to do it, but Perry needs guidance.

Last night, Max Griffin out-worked his opponent en route to a decision win. Who should “Pain” face next?

For complete UFC on FOX 28: “Stephens vs. Emmett” results and play-by-play, click HERE!

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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 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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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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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.


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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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