Mike Perry has sensationally hinted at wanting to step in on just 10 days' notice to face KSI in the boxing ring. Meanwhile, the YouTuber is set to feature in the main event of MF & DAZN X Series 4.
Originally, 'JJ' was scheduled to compete against Dillon Danis but that was canceled earlier today when the mixed martial artist dropped out of the fight. The bout would have been the submission specialist's first combat sports appearance since his armbar win against Max Humphrey at Bellator 222 in 2019.
In an attempt to fill in on short notice, former UFC welterweight Mike Perry posted an indirect message on social media at KSI. He insisted that he's "undefeated" when competing in England.
"I'm undefeated in England, just saying. Manchester and London... Well, guess I'm undefeated in general, ain't we all? Still BYA [beat your a**] tonight. Whoever. Pull up, it's sparring night"
Mike Perry has found success since leaving the UFC. He is arguably in the form of his life while competing in both the sport of boxing and in the Bare Knuckle FC ring.
After losing four of his last five fights inside the octagon, 'Platinum' left the UFC behind and tested himself in a boxing ring. Being matched up with a 28-fight veteran of the sport, all odds were stacked against the MMA star, but he rose above the doubters and managed to secure a split-decision victory.
The controversial welterweight then carried on his newly found momentum to earn back-to-back wins in BKFC. A decision win over Julian Lane early in 2022 was followed by a huge win against Michael 'Venom' Page as the Bellator ace crossed over into the sport of bare-knuckle boxing.
Will KSI accept Mike Perry's callout?
Although Dillon Danis pulled out of the fight, jeopardizing the entire event, KSI has now seemingly found a backup. However, he is being ridiculed for the level of opponent he's opted to take on.
Instead of taking on Mike Perry or Tyron Woodley—both of whom were interested in the matchup—the British celebrity chose to invite Thomas Oliveira into the ring.
The Brazilian gamer has some experience in the ring. However, he is arguably remembered the most for being knocked out by Sulieman Albaher when the two met back at MF & DAZN X Series 1 in August last year.