On Saturday night at UFC Uruguay, Mike Perry may not have been in the main event, but he ended up stealing the show nonetheless. Perry and Vicente Luque put on a three-round war that was declared Fight of the Night and earned both men an extra $50,000 for their trouble. That money will come in handy for Perry who suffered a gruesome nose break in the third round of the bout that required emergency surgery and will sideline him for at least the next six months. but though things didn’t work out for him in either the outcome or his physical well being, Perry seems to be taking it all in stride.
Posting on social media after his fight, Perry posted a message declaring that his dream is to be remembered, along with an image of his nose after the fight, as well as a picture of himself in the hospital post-surgery.
Perry being Perry, he also posted a picture of himself shooting the Uruguayan fans the bird when they started booing during one of the few slow-paced moments of the fight.
Finally, Perry released a more full statement on his bout with Luque, saying he’s cursed with being too tough, giving Luque props for the win, and offering to train together when his injuries heal.
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FOTN ! It takes 2 ! Thanks for the bonus, you didn’t have to do my face like that tho sheesh. Cursed with this chin, should’ve had my guard up like you. Ko or not one significant strike can do the job. When I’m healed we’ll train so you can beat these wrestlers. Congrats @luquevicente !
“FOTN ! It takes 2 ! Thanks for the bonus, you didn’t have to do my face like that tho sheesh. Cursed with this chin, should’ve had my guard up like you. KO or not one significant strike can do the job. When I’m healed we’ll train so you can beat these wrestlers. Congrats Vicente Luque!”
Luque was quick to respond to Perry’s post, calling “Platinum” the toughest man he’s ever fought.
“Look forward to train with you! I’m sure we can learn a lot from each other. No doubt you’re the toughest man I’ve fought and we showed everyone out there what fighting is about. Respect ”
Hey, look at that. There is still some respect in the welterweight division.
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DC and Khabib training. I could watch this dynamic for eternity.
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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Luque’s own post on the fight.
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I want to thank all of my supporters and MMA fans! Every time I step in the octagon I try to deliver the best fight possible and I hope that one was to your liking. Mad respect to @platinummikeperry He is a hard hitting ironed chined beast! Truly wish him the best and quickest recovery #UFCUruguay . Quiero agradecer a todos que me apoyan y los fanáticos de MMA! Cada vez que entro en el octágono trato de ofrecer la mejor pelea posible y espero que sea de tu agrado. Respeto loco a @platinummikeperry Es un verdadero guerrero con mucho corazón! Realmente le deseo la mejor y más rápida recuperación . Quero agradecer a todos os meus torcedores e fãs de MMA! Toda vez que entro no octógono, tento dar a melhor luta possível e espero que tenha sido do seu agrado. Muito respeito pelo @platinummikeperry ele é um guerreiro com muito coração! Verdadeiramente desejo a ele a melhor e mais rápida recuperação
Bullet not too concerned with the critics.
While packing for the flight back, why not a little bit of SALSA !!!— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) August 11, 2019
For 8 years lived in Latin America I learned not only Spanish ! #UFCUruguay pic.twitter.com/Afx5CfrU0F
#UFCUruguay pic.twitter.com/HnHt9aE6Xy— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) August 11, 2019
Tremendous call out.
Hey @BulletValentina dance off?? Fight?? Both?? @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 pic.twitter.com/FfHzd6NnC5— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) August 11, 2019
Less tremendous callout. Especially because Shevchenko would work him.
The following is a public service announcement for the supposed flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko. Signed, Triple C and soon to be The IGC. #bendtheknee @BulletValentina pic.twitter.com/kUQbCnmIWd— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) August 11, 2019
Also, Henry Cejudo shamelessly calling out Frankie Edgar.
The following is a public service announcement for Frankie “0-5 in his last 5 title fights” Edgar. @FrankieEdgar @danawhite @seanshelby @ufc pic.twitter.com/ixV59tInGv— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) August 10, 2019
Just make this fight already because Henry is injured and even when he comes back he’s trying to fight a bunch of weird fights.
All I want is 5 rounds with Aljo. https://t.co/J65AqLYk4R— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) August 11, 2019
I’m no genie, but you better be careful what you wish for! #AndNew #FunkGotNext! https://t.co/ihdhqf16EW— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) August 11, 2019
Leon is angry.
Shut the fuck up your a pussy, you will do nothing your a journey man stop chatting shit n let’s make the fight #runjorgerun— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) August 11, 2019
Ben is also salty.
OMG must be a marketing genius to have this revelation! https://t.co/pxgTPGMyoq— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 11, 2019
Every time I’m tempted to get in the octagon I see something like this, and I’m like, “Nah, I’m good.” pic.twitter.com/9Gl1t3cSAy— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 11, 2019
Would watch. In a year when Perry can actually fight again.
Good fight @PlatinumPerry . Early congratulations on your wedding. Enjoy the time off. But when you return it would be fun to share the octagon with you #BamBam— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) August 11, 2019
Eryk Anders considering dropping back down.
These two are just adorable.
You are my backbone. Thank you baby for carrying me thru my darkest times. I struggle. I rise. #Uruguay #Montevideo #Amor @RockyPMMA pic.twitter.com/b01GMwa35V— Tecia Torres (@TeciaTorres) August 11, 2019
You know somethings become a meme when even Rovell is using it.
When you take a new job, show up for work and forgot to read the entire job description... pic.twitter.com/uquLIKJZpJ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 11, 2019
UFC Vancouver poster.
The official #UFCVancouver poster is here!! pic.twitter.com/8c2w91LYx6— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 9, 2019
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