Former UFC welterweight Mike Perry has made a bold claim that he's open to fighting Jon Jones and doesn't mind getting killed in the process.
Perry was a popular fighter on the UFC roster, last appearing for the organization in 2021. 'Platinum' has since signed for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) and has enjoyed a successful start to his new fighting career. The 31-year-old is 2-0 in BKFC, notably defeating Bellator star Michael 'Venom' Page via majority decision.
Mike Perry was the latest guest on Brendan Schaub's Food Truck Diaries this week and the pair discussed his future. Perry admitted to wanting a UFC return as well as fighting 205lbs GOAT Jon Jones:
"I love Jon. I think he's the best there's ever been, hands down. I wanna fight Jon. Hell yeah. I don't care if he kills me, I want to f***ing try and get his a**. Make him bleed, I win. I win if I make him bleed. He might take it one way but I love Jon. He's the reason I met my baby mama, my wife."
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Jones isn't the only fighter Perry has called out. The 31-year-old was seen ringside at Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva last month and laid out his challenge to 'The Problem Child'. 'Platinum' is also reportedly interested in fighting Khamzat Chimaev should he make a shock return to the UFC.
Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones will return and can capture heavyweight gold
Daniel Cormier has cast his rivalry with Jon Jones aside and revealed he expects 'Bones' to be a success when he returns to the octagon.
Jones has been away from the UFC since 2020 in preparation for his heavyweight debut. The 35-year-old has been pushing to face Stipe Miocic on his return with the eventual goal of becoming a two-division champion.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, 'DC' surprised fans with his kind words for Jones. Cormier stated that his opinion of the former light heavyweight champion has changed over time and he believes Jones' talent will see him being a success at heavyweight:
"My opinion of him [Jon Jones] has changed in this regard [and] I think that he's so talented that regardless, he'll be okay. And I also believe that he's going to make sure that he still can compete... You know what's crazy, like, everybody [is] talking about three years, three years, but there are other people that have come back. Georges St-Pierre won a championship after being away all that time."
Catch the full interview here: