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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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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

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Ass Kick TKO!

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

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UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win

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Dramatic referee

Dead.

Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast


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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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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?
Recent News on Sherdog.com

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?
Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 discusses Santiago Ponzinibbio fight: It’s redemption to beat the guy who beat the guy

When Mike Perry steps inside of the Octagon at UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 live on FOX from inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada, he’ll have the opportunity to overthrow rising welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio.

The main card tilt is undoubtedly Perry’s biggest test to date and a challenge he’s been waiting to conquer for a long time. In fact, the idea of defeating Ponzinibbio, who is coming off a scintillating knockout win over Icelandic contender Gunnar Nelson, offers a sense of redemption for “Platinum.”

“I seen that fight with Gunnar Nelson and it’s just another blessing, man,” Perry said during a Facebook Live interview with Dan Hardy ahead of UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland. “I guess I love that word, huh? It’s just a true thing that so many good things happen to me. It’s the fight I want. I got a game opponent that steps forward. We all know I come forward. I come to fight. I’m down to take one or two just to land one good one. Santiago [Ponzinibbio] is going to move forward and I’m going to hit him and we’ll see what happens when that happens. It’s kind of redemption for me to beat the guy, who beat the guy, who beat the guy.”

Perry, 26, has quickly ascended the UFC’s 170-pound ladder with four crushing knockout victories, including a Performance of the Night finish over veteran Jake Ellenberger. The hard-hitting gunslinger was scheduled to step up in competition and fight former title challenger Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 116 this past September, but “Pitbull” pulled out and Perry was left to quickly dispose of Octagon newcomer Alex Reyes.

With Ponzinibbio on deck, “Platinum” again has an opportunity to defeat a contender higher than him in the pecking order. And considering Ponzinibbio locked down the biggest win of his career when he flattened “Gunni” back in July, Perry finds himself in a good position entering UFC on FOX 26.

“People thought Gunnar Nelson was definitely the next champ,” Perry explained. “For sure. His ability in the Octagon, ground game, striking, trains with Conor McGregor — the super notorious biggest fighter in MMA, the biggest draw, the money man — and he’s right there with him. Calm and relaxed. That’s a weird thing that he has, how clam and relaxed he is that people fear. And here comes this Argentinian and he knocked him out in the first round and I’m going to do the same to him. It’s funny how the world turns.”

If “Platinum” is able to continue winning fights in devastating fashion and puts the Argentinian to sleep this December, he’ll put himself on a growing list of exciting title contenders entering 2018. But Ponzinibbio is an extremely dangerous opponent who packs a similar punch, so Perry must proceed with caution.

UFC on FOX 26 will be headlined by a welterweight clash between former divisional king Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.

For more UFC on FOX 26 fight card news click here.

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UFC on FOX 26 adds Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas, Mike Perry vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a pay-per-view (PPV) quality fight card to the FOX network, which I suppose makes sense since it usually brings FOX-quality fight cards to PPV, for the upcoming UFC on FOX 26 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, taking place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-3) will return to action following last June’s technical knockout loss to Max Holloway (18-5) when he collides with a familiar featherweight foe in Ricardo Lamas, who rebounded from his own loss to “Blessed” to capture two straight.

Aldo topped “The Bully” by way of unanimous decision at UFC 169.

Also getting their hands dirty in Winnipeg are welterweight prospects Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio. “Platinum” (11-1) is the winner of two straight — both by knockout — while “Gente Boa” has captured five in a row.

Perry will undoubtedly be looking to crack the top 10 with a finish over the Brazilian.

UFC on FOX 26 will be topped by the welterweight slugfest pitting former welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler against ex-lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos, with the winner moving on to challenge Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound strap.

To see who else is fighting at UFC on FOX 26 click here.

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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry endorses acrobatic couples yoga while petting tiny dog

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Mike Perry does yoga with his girl to stay in shape. Not just any yoga though, but challenging acrobatic yoga. He says it helps develop coordination and balance, and encourages everyone to try it. It’s a positive message, especially for Mike Perry. The fact that he was petting a tiny dog also makes this clip a classic.

My favorite part, though, is at the end:

This is definitely a fun one that me and my girl like to do. She likes to do it a lot more than me…

His girl does like to work on her flexibility. I see now why Jeremy Stephens (allegedly) tried to dance up on her at the UFC athletes’ retreat… Mike Perry wasn’t having that, though.

Little post sparring stretches today at #FusionXCel #StayFlexy #platinumprincess #platinumprincessfitness Leggings: @_yogavated_

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Time for another weird clip, this time about a weird fighter, Tony Ferguson

Two things. Firstly, if you haven’t seen the YouTube video this GIF is from, of Bas Rutten teaching “self defense”, go watch it. Secondly, Max Holloway deserves the Rutten stamp of approval.

Actually… just watch the video here. Someone once said civilization peaked here and they might have been right.

Cat Zingano has a commentary gig with LFA, which is always a great job for fighters and former fighters to utilize their expertise.

Paige VanZant looks unhealthy-skinny here… but that’s not what her followers were thinking about in the replies.

Bryan Caraway justifies his fight with Luke Sanders

Not everyone can be Mighty Mouse, as Belal Muhammad found out

I approve of this joke

Donald Cerrone being himself

This big ol boy decided to come on the boat today!! . Was wild

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That is one cool train.

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Why Thiago Alves Couldn’t Fight Mike Perry Tonight

Thiago Alves was supposed to fight Mike Perry at tonight’s UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh, but couldn’t for undisclosed reasons. Now we know why. Last weekend, a major hurricane struck Florida – where Alves lives – and though he vowed to weather the storm, it was the aftermath that really knocked him for a loop. […]

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