Mike Perry has a reputation for being able to psychologically penetrate opponents. During their pre-Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 41 ceremonial fight, the former UFC welterweight picked his nostril before rubbing his finger on his opponent Luke Rockhold’s pricey coat.The two MMA champions are scheduled to face off on April 29 at Denver’s 1STBANK Center in a 185-pound match. Prior to the event, Perry and Rockhold faced off during a news conference and exchanged tense verbal exchanges. ‘Platinum’ appeared to dig his nose and rub his finger on Rockhold’s opulent black and white coat as they later turned to face the audience.
The BKFC middleweight openly made fun of the strange antics in an interview with Helen Yee to advertise the fight. When asked if Mike Perry wiped his nasal snot on Rockhold’s coat, Perry responded:
“Yeah. He’s got a little Platinum boogey on his Mont Clair blazer. I made certain to include that one. I do attempt to promote, you know.Eddie Alvarez, a former lightweight champion of the UFC, is anticipated to make his bare-knuckle boxing debut against former featherweight championship contender Chad Mendes on the BKFC 41 fight card.
Luke Rockhold goes off on Mike Perry ahead of their showdown at BKFC 41
Luke Rockhold, a former middleweight champion of the UFC, recently attacked Michigan resident Mike Perry for his recent outings and his lacklustre UFC career.The former UFC middleweight champion recently criticised “Platinum” in an interview with Morning Kombat and disclosed his dedication to boxing. He stated:
“This game is distinct. When you compete against me, you advance to the top division. There’s a reason you never f***ing reached the pinnacle of your profession in the UFC. But as of late, all I’ve been doing is practising fighting.
Following his bloody defeat to Paulo Costa at UFC 278 last year, Rockhold ostensibly withdrew from combat sports. The MMA veteran admitted he was far from finished after becoming free agent earlier this year.
In the meantime, Mike Perry is attempting to end a challenging streak in the UFC during which he went 1-4 in his last five fights. His victories over Michael Page and Julian Lane by hard-fought decisions last year also helped him gain a lot of attention ahead of his match with Rockhold. He has found success in the BKFC.