Footage Emerges Of UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Punching An Older Man In Bar Dispute
UFC welterweight Mike Perry has been caught on camera striking an older man following an alleged dispute at a restaurant.
The 28-year-old can be seen striking the man before being restrained in footage posted online.
MMA Fighting received confirmation from police in Lubbock, Texas that the man in question is Perry and that the incident took place following a verbal dispute on July 7.
Perry took to Twitter and stated he will not be commenting at this time.
Mike Perry in a bar fight last night over someone "touching him".
This is pretty disgusting behaviour from a UFC calibre fighter. Acting like a complete child. pic.twitter.com/ZAuxZTtXtW
- MMA Eejit :flag_ie: (@MMAEejit) July 8, 2020
He has been charged with Class A assault and will be required to turn up in court, with a fine of $500 also a potential punishment.
- Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 9, 2020
Perry can be heard saying "Are y'all calling the cops?" in the video above.
'Platinum' then tells a man "I'll knock your old a** out, let's go you fat piece of s**t" before striking him once in the face.
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Police have confirmed that three people were involved in the alleged assault with Perry supposedly hitting two others before filming began.
TMZ have reported that the man was unconscious when police arrived and that he didn't remember the incident.
The incident comes less than two weeks after Perry defeated Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night: Austin with girlfriend Latory Gonzalez as the only person in his corner.
Perry explained his decision prior to the fight and said he hoped it'd turn his losing streak around.
"This is a 'Platinum' Mike Perry fight, bro, and there's one person in this world who deserves the opportunity for that front row seat," Perry said per Fox Sports. "That's the most beautiful thing that I ever saw. It's my girl, Latory Gonzalez.
"(Gonzalez) is new motivation, the best motivation and the motivation I've been looking for my whole life.
"What does a guy fight for? Deep down, the animalistic features we have say that 'if I could beat that guy and bite his neck before he bites mine, I get to take the pretty girl home.'"
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Featured Image Credit: MMA Eejit/Twitter
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