UFC welterweight attraction Mike Perry weighs in on the possibility of death in the Octagon.
UFC welterweight prospect Mike Perry has been riding high after his vicious knockout of longtime veteran Jake Ellenberger. The fight saw Ellenberger doing very well—until he wasn’t. A brutal standing elbow turned off the lights for the “Juggernaut” and saw “Platinum” get his arm raised.
During the “in-cage” interview, Perry excitedly shouted, “Whose life do you guys want me to ruin next?” This would set the tone for his interviews going forward. During the post-fight scrums (transcribed by MMA Mania), the tattooed athlete gave an unsolicited take on the possibility of death in the UFC Octagon.
“I don’t think I’m the guy that’s gonna be the first dude to kill somebody in the UFC. I think that I have clean knockouts, and with a clean knockout people go to sleep, but then they wake up, and he’ll heal up, he’ll be fine, you know what I mean? People do this. We get hit every day. I’ve seen bad knockouts before. If that were to happen, I always pray for my protection, their protection, but … I pray for victory, too, man. That’s how I win. That’s how I do it.”
Perry’s victory over Ellenberger came on the heels of his first professional defeat, a unanimous decision loss to Alan Jouban this past December. At the time of this writing, Ellenberger has maintained his No. 13 position on the UFC’s official rankings. Perry, also known as “God’s Gift” has not yet broken the Top 15.
Listen to Mike Perry describe his brutal KO of Jake Ellenberger and the possibility of killing someone inside the octagon. pic.twitter.com/eNymyvtp0Y
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