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Mike Perry Spills On Altercation With Jeremy Stephens At UFC Athlete Retreat

While the highly-publicised incident involving Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Angela Magana is the only one that will have legal ramifications, it sounds as though there were quite a few altercations between fighters at this past weekend’s UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas.

That’s according to UFC welterweight and all-round violence merchant Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry.

In an interview with Chris Taylor of BJPenn.com earlier this week, the once-beaten Perry, who is coming off a scary knockout victory over Jake Ellenberger at UFC Nashville, claimed that a couple of fighters had to be separated on the first night before detailing an incident that unfolded on the last night involving he and featherweight banger Jeremy Stephens.

“I pushed Jeremy Stephens to the ground,” Perry told Taylor. “We were at the Snoop Dogg concert. Cris ‘Cyborg’ had punched that one girl in the face on the second day. On the first night, they got between a couple of fighters, but they didn’t even touch each other. But then Jeremy Stephens tried to dance up on my girl, and he knew it was my girl. It was at the end of the night. Snoop had already come out, and I had been killing it, dancing with my girl all night. Jeremy Stephens walks up on her, and mid hip-thrust, as he was about to maybe make contact with her body, I pushed that mother fucker hard as I could, double-hand to his chest, and he fell on the ground. He was mad as hell but he didn’t do shit.”

“He was trying to be a dick, but he’s 145 pounds, he doesn’t want these problems.”

Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry

Of course, there was only one way to finish the telling of this story.

“Who the fuck is that guy, bro?” said Perry.

Perry, 10-1 overall, has gone 3-1 since debuting for the UFC in August of last year. All of his wins, both inside and outside the UFC, have come via KO/TKO. His penchant for the spectacular, combined with his colourful personality, have made the Flint, Michigan native a hit among MMA fans.

Veteran Jeremy Stephens is currently on a two-fight skid and has lost three of his last four. However, ‘Lil’ Heathen’ has been consistently faced stern opposition during that run. Those three losses came against Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar and 11-0-1 Brazilian Renato ‘Moicano’ Carneiro, while his lone victory came over former bantamweight kingpin Renan Barao. Stephens is 25-14 overall and 12-13 in the UFC.

In all, over 300 athletes are said to have attended the UFC Athlete Retreat over the weekend.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.