The UFC‘s Mike Perry (13-6) is definitely an interesting character. Whether it’s faking out opponents at the weigh in hand shakes or just saying outlandish stuff, Perry is always fascinating to watch. In addition to being a very unique person, Perry is as tough as they come. He doesn’t shy away from any fight, and if you need more proof of his toughness, just take a look at the picture for this article. Perry has been in there with some of the best guys in the world. He’s got great skills overall, and he always puts on a show. However, there is something outside of his fighting that a lot of people are talking about leading into Saturday’s fight against Mickey Gall (6-2). That’s Mike Perry’s corner choice. He went on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to discuss his choice for UFC on ESPN 12.
Perry’s Girlfriend will corner him for UFC on ESPN 12
That’s right, “Platinum” will only have one corner member for Saturday, and it will be his girlfriend. Now to his credit, he does say that she has boxing and wrestling experience which helps her, but her job is not to give him advice. Perry told Helwani that he doesn’t need any coaching for his UFC fights. Perry claims to have envisioned every scenario, and a coaches input can only throw him off. Perry has trained with some of the best trainers in the world, but he’s out to prove that he doesn’t need coaching to win in the UFC. Perry did clarify his coaching future to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later in the day:
Just spoke to Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) who told me he does intend to build a team around himself after this fight, but he's doing this one on his own to show he can. He wants anyone who may help or coach him in the future to know he doesn't NEED anyone, he knows how to fight.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 24, 2020
As you can see, the plan in the future is to bring coaches back into the fold. Perry is out to prove a point at UFC on ESPN 12. It’s going to be extremely fascinating to watch a main card fighter essentially have no one in his corner. Yes, his girlfriend will be there, but she’s been instructed to only cheer him on when he wins. I’ll give Perry this, he’s always entertaining.