Markus Perez Wears Joker-Inspired Make-Up at UFC Sao Paulo Weigh-Ins
UFC middleweight Markus Perez faced off against his opponent in bizarre fashion as he wore a full Joker make-up at the official weigh-ins.
The Brazilian fighter tipped the scales at 185lbs ahead of his bout against Wellington Turman and he ramped up the mind games in distinctive manner.
Why so serious?
Markus Perez with a :black_joker:surprise for #UFCSP weigh-ins and Wellington Turman.
- MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 16, 2019
Perez arrived at the ceremonial weigh-ins with his hood up and long hair covering his face. After removing his shirt, he revealed his Joker-inspired appearance to the crowd.
He even said "why so serious?!" to Wellington as they went head-to-head on stage.
PEREZ vs TURMAN!!! #UFCSP is live TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/nCqHMr5hKW
- Dana White (@danawhite) November 15, 2019
Perez stole the show with his Heath Ledger impersonation.
Markus Perez before the weigh-ins #UFCSP pic.twitter.com/ZdOCUaAtn5
- mmalien (@mmalien1) November 16, 2019
WHY SO SERIOUS?! Markus Perez is making it fun at weigh-ins LOL#UFCSP pic.twitter.com/cKRU3GrYC8
- Samuel Tirpák (@SammyT_51) November 15, 2019
"I just watched the weigh-ins, I did not see this coming! Well played, Markus Perez," one social media user wrote.
A second Tweeted: "This is awesome. Markus Perezis "Maluko" indeed!!!"
A third added: "That was awesome."
The 29-year-old is 2-2 in the UFC since making his Octagon debut back in December 2017. He enters the bout in Sao Paulo off the back of a submission victory over Anthony Hernandez.