Jake Paul and Mike Perry seem to have differing views as it relates to a past sparring session.
Following Paul’s first-round TKO win over Ben Askren in the headliner of Saturday’s Triller Fight Club event, UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier suggested the 3-0 pro boxer’s next fight should be with Perry.
On Sunday, Paul released a short video clip following a sparring session with the UFC welterweight, where Perry can be heard saying, “You kicked my ass.” The YouTuber also suggested Perry was “light work before seemingly calling out Poirier.
To nobody’s surprise, Perry wasn’t going to let that go without giving his side of the story. At first, Perry explained the sparring session from his vantage point.
I was asking @jakepaul and his team to help me be great. We sparred 6 rounds. The 5th and the 6th rounds were my best rounds. He caught me at first then I made the adjustments. Showed up to spar just me my girl and my baby.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
Around five hours later, “Platinum” took to Instagram where he released, what he states is, the only clip taken from their sparring session. In addition, Perry took umbrage to Paul’s response to Poirier and how he views Perry as a competitor.
“The only clip we got,” Perry stated. “Go ahead and post some Jake Paul. I took your best shots and walked you down all day. We all know I’m not heard to hit but I’m gonna focus on that now. You know there was no danger in boxing a wrestler [Saturday] night and you have me the chance to punch you in the face (and I did) and I respected it but you mistook that and that’s my fault. I show up with my girl and baby so I don’t bring drama. I show up and fight.
“I was a fan after you sparred me. You showed heard and you’re already successful and you seemed to have a strong team (power in numbers) but you’re a spoiled brat and I’m rich in life. You’re broke with a bunch of fake yes men around you that you pay for. I don’t f*ck with nobody and all the money in the world can’t make you real like me.”
As the night went on, Perry continued to post on Twitter regarding a potential matchup with Paul, calling him out further, while also showing a bit of respect at times.
Man you guys are unreal, I should beat him easily? Smh the dude can box. He has a great team and he punched me in the face a few times and I started to get him back as it progressed. I’m talking about him cuz they brought me up. How do y’all live with yourselves?— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
I will put up my purse, my social media’s and my life.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
Light work— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
Paul has a lot of buzz and momentum following his stoppage win over Askren and it seems as if there are many in the MMA space who will be lining up for the opportunity to stand across the squared circle from the 24-year-old. While official numbers haven’t been released, Paul claims that Saturday’s event did 1.5 million PPV buys.
***UPDATE 1.5m PPV BUYS— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021