UFC: Mike Perry Trains With Yoel Romero After Dropping Coaches

Aug 10, 2019; Montevideo, Uruguay; Mike Perry (blue gloves) reacts to fight against Vicente Luque (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Antel Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC star Mike Perry is rather unconventional. He’s no stranger to controversy outside the Octagon, he has a ‘knockout or be knocked out’ fighting style, and he’s become famous for having his girlfriend in his corner at his fights. He also currently doesn’t belong to any team, believing he can do better on his own than under a head coach.

That’s raised some questions, of course, about how Perry intends to handle fight camps going forward. Most fighters hold camp with their teammates and the coaches at their gym, but in the current era of the sport, fighters are more connected than ever and training partners can be flown in from elsewhere.

While some fighters bring in outsiders to help add to their camp, Perry’s camp will by its nature be entirely made of outsiders. That doesn’t mean Perry will be without high level training partners, though.

Perry shows off training with Yoel Romero


Yoel Romero has had a rough year so far, having picked up his third loss in a row back in March against Israel Adesanya, but was recently seen again on Instagram training with Perry.

As a high level fighter in the welterweight division, it’s not hard to imagine that Perry will be able to train with some pretty good fighters in the buildup to his next fight, which likely won’t be for a while after his unanimous decision victory against Mickey Gall.

The victory brought him to a 2-2 record in his last four fights, which isn’t good enough to get into the top fifteen in a tough division like this one but should be enough to start launching Perry in that direction again. After all, there’s only so many players that bring the same kind of action to the octagon.