Mike Perry Shares Epic Message From His Hospital Bed After Undergoing Nose Surgery
Mike Perry has posted an epic message from his hospital bed on Instagram after undergoing nose surgery following his gruesome facial injury at UFC Uruguay.
'Platinum' had surgery hours after his epic war with Vicente Luque and after going under the knife, he took to social media.
He posted a picture of himself, flipping both of his middle fingers accompanied with the words: "Still cant be knock me out."
He also commented on the knee that obliterated his nose.
Before congratulating Luque in a classy post.
View this post on InstagramFOTN ! It takes 2 ! Thanks for the bonus, you didn't have to do my face like that tho sheesh. Cursed with this chin, should've had my guard up like you. Ko or not one significant strike can do the job. When I'm healed we'll train so you can beat these wrestlers. Congrats @luquevicente !
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Perry suffered his fifth loss in the UFC, but he has yet to stopped via strikes. His sole stoppage UFC defeat was via submission.
The medical procedure to repair his nose took an hour and he's expected to make a full recovery though he has been slapped with a six-month medical suspension.
Update on Mike Perry via his manager Abraham Kawa: the surgery on his nose took an hour. He's in good spirits & is happy people enjoyed the fight & that some believe he won. Plan is to get discharged tomorrow night and then fly home. No contact on the nose for at least 6 months.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 11, 2019
Perry lost a three-round slugfest in the co-main event as both fighters absorbed an insane amount of damage.
Luque landed a devastating knee flush on Perry's face, shattering his nose in one of the worst broken noses in MMA history.
Both Perry and Luque pocketed an extra $50,0000 for 'Fight of the Night' honours following their back-and-forth welterweight bout at Antel Arena in Montevideo.
Perry moves to 13-5 (6-5 UFC) while Luque improves his professional record to 17-6-1 (10-2 UFC).
Perry, meanwhile, is expected to stay in Montevideo for at least a couple days before returning home.