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Mike Perry latest to call out Nick Diaz

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Platinum Mike Perry
Modified 11 Sep 2020, 17:58 IST

Another day and another name added to the list of UFC fighters that would like to fight Nick Diaz. Now it's a much-troubled welterweight, "Platinum" Mike Perry.

The 28-year-old Floridian took to twitter to go on a full rant about the possibly returning Stockton California resident. Once looked at as just a brawler that has power in both hands, Mike Perry's had issues as he's tried to evolve as a fighter. Ever since Alan Jouban figured him out in 2016, he's gone 5-6.

Lots of highlights, and lots of low lights as well in that stretch. But he hasn't finished anyone since Alex Reyes in 2017. His next three wins; against Paul Felder, Alex Oliveira, and most recently against Mickey Gall all came from the scorecards.

Mike Perry calls out Nick Diaz

Mike Perry's social media rant started with:

Then it went a little profane laced before adding this one:

Finally, he went on to describe how he'd finish Nick Diaz:


The once ranked welterweight though, according to UFC President Dana White, won't be fighting anytime soon. At least until he can clean up his "away from the cage" life. His altercation in a Lubbock Texas restaurant was the final straw. White who likes his aggressive fighting style wants him to receive the anger management he needs.

And for all Dana White's shortcomings, he does every once and a while makes sure fighters get that help. The only thing left to wonder is can Mike Perry then turn it on in the octagon, and turn it off away from it. That's what separates the prized fighters, from the thugs.

The UFC President still isn't 100% sold on Nick Diaz returning either as of now. Although if he did, rusty or not; there would be millions of eyes on it. With some sports including the NFL allowing some venues to have some fans in attendance, you'd have to think Dana may want to hold off till he can do that as well.

If it did go down, Mike Perry would have no problem clipping the older Diaz brother. The only question is can his chin take the punch. And this isn't a street fight, there's a referee involved. So if Nick Diaz was to be dropped and then hit with ground and pound, it could be stopped. Providing of course he doesn't get himself caught in submission as he did so famously against Donald Cerrone

Published 11 Sep 2020, 17:58 IST
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