Mike Perry claims that he owns combat sports after beating Eddie Alvarez at BKFC 56 to become the ‘King of Violence’ Champion in an epic PPV.
After getting cut from the UFC, Perry has gone 4-0 in the BKFC and now seems interested to continue his career over there. ‘Platinum’ has also bagged a whooping $1million (plus) payday from his single PPV appearance in the Bare-Knuckle Promotion and is now aiming towards bigger fights.
Following his victory over Alvarez, Mike Perry showed his interest in facing Conor McGregor. While ‘Notorious’ is now preparing for his UFC return, Perry has expanded the options for his potential opponents.
In a chat with the MMA Jour, Mike Perry revealed his future plans and named the opponents he would want to face.
Mike Perry said, “I love it. I do love it. At the same time, I’m still interested to maybe put a boxing glove on and Nate boxed Jake and it didn’t go his way. So a fight with me, definitely makes sense. I would love to fight a Nathan Diaz but I think I win that.
“The Masvidal fight is intriguing because he can hurt me bad, I think. That’s what gets me up in the morning. That’s what makes me work.”
Jorge Masvidal is now retired from MMA and runs his own promotion called ‘Gamebred Fighting’. Hence, it doesn’t look like he would return to pro-combat sports, especially for a Bare Knuckle contest against Mike Perry.
Who Should Mike Perry Face Next?
Mike Perry has set his eyes on several elite-level fighters, who are yet to be signed with the BKFC, McGregor, Masvidal, Diaz. Or The [aul brothers may not appear at BKFC anytime soon or ever. Hence, ‘Platinum’ should also consider facing competitors from his own roster.
Luis Palomino has been touted as a perfect opponent for Perry’s next fight. Meanwhile, Dillon Danis, a free agent, has also called out Perry for a clash. So, the future of ‘Platinum’ seems lucrative. All he has to do is keep winning and selecting the right opponents at the right time. The BKFC roster is full of top-level fighters and hard punchers. So, Mike Perry is not going to have any deficit in finding a suitable opponent for his ‘King of Violence’ title defense.