Ceremonial weigh-ins with Mike Perry are never dull, and that held true on Friday.
So what exactly was Perry sniffing around for?
“Little bit of estrogen,” Perry said with a smile on the UFC on FOX 26 weigh-in show on FOX Sports 1.
And what did Perry actually smell?
“I smelled some puppy chow,” he said, smiling again. “I was getting hungry.”
Perry (11-1) and Ponzinibbio (25-3) both successfully made weight earlier in the day at the official UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins. Perry tipped the scales at a trim 170 pounds, while Ponzinibbio weighed in at 170.5 pounds.
The fight between the two could go a long way in propelling the winner into welterweight title contention.
Perry has emerged as a fan-favorite knockout artist in his short time with the UFC, winning four of his five Octagon appearances by KO/TKO. Ponzinibbio, likewise, has won five consecutive contests highlighted by a trio of first-round knockouts.
Ponzinibbio is currently ranked No. 10 on the UFC’s media-generated welterweight rankings, and Perry has been promising fireworks in the lead-up to UFC on FOX 26. He doubled down on that promise on Friday night.
“I’m a mixed martial artist. I am very well-rounded. I am a complete and total fighter,” Perry said. “I will show that tomorrow.”