In the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event this week, Mike Perry defeated Luke Rockhold decisively. However, tension was quickly raised by Conor McGregor’s unexpected arrival in the octagon as the Irish superstar came perilously close to fighting Perry. Mike later described the events of the face-off that evening.
Perry and Luke, two former UFC fighters, engaged in bare-knuckle combat at the much-anticipated BKFC 41. In the main event of the night at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, the two American mixed martial artists put an end to their dispute. Conor McGregor shocked everyone in the arena as well by unexpectedly appearing in the octagon after the fight.
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What did Mike Perry have to say about his face-off with Conor McGregor?
After his outstanding victory over Rockhold, a debutant in the sports, Platinum took part in an interview with the MMA Hour. In addition to discussing many other facets of Perry’s career in bare-knuckle fighting, the former UFC fighter also discussed his altercation with The Notorious.
“We were in the ring and he was ready to punch me right then. It was my moment that night. And I got the last word, because when Conor left the ring- yeah he got the belt, but I got my belt, platinum over gold baby.” said Perry.
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Perry, 31, is making significant progress in the Bare Knuckle sport despite not having the most successful Ultimate Fighting Championship career (MMA: 14-8). This was Platinum’s third fight, and the Michigan-born fighter prevailed once more. Perry thinks Mystic Mac enjoyed his moment in the octagon pretty much.
“When they left eh ring, they put the mic back in my face. He’s talking about it on Instagram, he’s posting about it, he’s interested in it, he knows it looked exciting, he knows it looked fun.” Perry added.
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