Former UFC fighter Mike Perry says he's making "boxing money" at BKFC 

Mike Perry [Image Courtesy: MMA Junkie via BKFC ]
Mike Perry [Image Courtesy: MMA Junkie via BKFC ]

Mike Perry claims he's making more money at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) than he's made anywhere else.

On a recent episode of Brendan Schaub's Food Truck Diaries, Perry spoke about his life in BKFC and his recent fight against Michael Page:

"I gotta say man. Bare Knuckle's talking real money. They're offering much more than I've ever seen in my entire life. It's boxing money. I show up and I get the money. With the 'MVP' fight, I got paid regardless and then there was a little bit of a win bonus on top of that."

Perry calling his BKFC purse "boxing money" is perhaps a jab at his former UFC bosses. Referring to former MMA fighters taking up boxing to make more money, 'Platinum' stated that he thinks BKFC does indeed pay its fighters more money than he's "ever seen" in his fights.

Watch Mike Perry's full interview below:


Mike Perry, who signed with BKFC in October last year after his contract with the UFC expired, defeated Page in August at BKFC 27 in London. He currently competes in the middleweight division of the BKFC and has a record of 2-0 in the promotion.

Mike Perry thinks Paulo Costa would be an "amazing fight" for him

Mike Perry recently claimed that he would like to fight Paulo Costa, calling the Brazilian a "dangerous" and "powerful" opponent.

Speaking about who he would want to face in a boxing match given the choice between Jake Paul, Nate Diaz and Costa, 'Platinum' stated that he would prefer the Brazilian out of the three:

"Paulo Costa would be an amazing fight. I think he's very dangerous. He's the most powerful of those three... I like Paulo Costa. He's a very physical looking guy. Very strong. I think to box him, I would have to use a lot of speed and skill. Lots of techniques. I would have to trick him and make him run into some good shots."

Watch Mike Perry's video below:


While we don't know if Costa will ever face Perry in the boxing ring, the Brazilian is all set to face former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 284, which is set to go down on February 12 at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The three-round bout will serve as the co-main event of the pay-per-view card.

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Edited by Aziel Karthak
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