Mike Perry says only his GIRLFRIEND will be in his corner

‘I’m not listening to any coaches right now’: UFC fan favourite Mike Perry ditches trainers and says only his GIRLFRIEND will be in his corner for future bouts in a bid to transform poor run of form in the octagon

  • UFC fan favourite Mike Perry says he has ditched his coaches for future fights 
  • The 28-year-old is in a poor run of form, having lost five of his last seven bouts 
  • Perry says only his girlfriend will be in his corner when he next fights in MMA
  • England’s Darren Till is keen to fight Perry on the UFC’s ‘Fight Island’  

UFC star Mike Perry has decided to ditch his coaches for future MMA bouts, revealing only his girlfriend will be in his corner for upcoming fights. 

The welterweight, who has lingered in the top 30 fighters in the division for some time, has chosen to mix things up after enduring a poor run of form inside the octagon. 

‘Platinum’ has won just two of his last seven bouts, convincing the 28-year-old that wholesale changes need to be made in his coaching set up. 

UFC star Mike Perry has ditched his trainers, saying only his girlfriend will be in his corner

Latory Gonzalez (right) and a friend will be the only people in his corner when he fights next

And the fan favourite has revealed that only his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez, will be in his corner when he next enters the octagon. 

‘My girlfriend, just her. If not, her and her friend,’ he told MMA Junkie. ‘I’m not listening to any coaches right now.

‘Coaches who are saying things that they ain’t gonna go in there and do. They want it to be this way or this way, and like it’s a totally different way.

‘I need a guy like me to hold mitts; I want to hold mitts for myself to be honest with you. I can show people a couple of techniques or whatever, and I’m just ready to fight for my life… Ain’t nobody gonna take this from me.’

‘Platinum’ is on a poor run of form, having lost five of his previous bouts in the octagon

The 28-year-old dismissed the role of trainers, saying he doesn’t need advice between rounds 

The American also dismissed the role of those in a fighter’s corner during bouts. 

‘All I need the corner for is to pass me the bottle of water, wipe my head off or put the ice on my neck when I get hot coming in between the rounds,’ he added.

‘It’s probably not gonna go more than five minutes, and if it does, all I need is a bottle of water.

‘I need to sip a drink, put some ice on my neck, and I don’t need no advice.’ 

Perry has had a love-hate relationship with UFC rival Darren Till, having sparred with the Englishman in the past. 

Till has expressed his intention to meet his foe in a future bout on ‘Fight Island’, the mysterious location in which UFC President Dana White wishes to host events during the coronavirus crisis. 




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