‘Platinum’ Mike Perry is in action tonight at UFC Fight Night 116, but he’s already looking ahead to a ‘dream fight’ against Conor McGregor.
Since his storming and controversial arrival on the UFC scene in 2016, Mike Perry has been making a name for himself in the promotion’s welterweight division. Though a questionable character, the 26-year-old has nonetheless impressed in his four Octagon outings, with a decision loss to Alan Jouban offset by three knockouts over the likes of veteran Jake Ellenberger.
Naturally, as a rising star in the weight range of 145-170lbs., the name of Conor McGregor hasn’t been far from Perry’s thoughts.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, he duly called out the lightweight champion, but in his own brash style drew on tired Irish stereotypes to do so.
“I don’t know if he would ever step up and fight a real welterweight, but I definitely believe that I would win that fight”, he told the site.
“I’ll fight McGregor in Ireland, wassup?! In Dublin, wassup?! Quote me on that. You’ll do fuckin’ nothin’ you fuckin’ prick! Once I put these hands on you boy, I’ll strangle you in two seconds. Get me pot o’ gold, follow the rainbow, lucky charms.”
Once he settled down a bit, Perry did provide some insight as to why McGregor represents his ideal opponent.
“My dream fight is the one that McGregor just got”, he admitted.
“But Mayweather is retired now, so the dream fight now is the McGregor fight.”
Perry faces Alex Reyes later tonight, and a win would help his case for breaking into the official UFC welterweight rankings. Ex-middleweight champion Luke Rockhold makes his return to action in the main event against David Branch.