Mike Perry criticized the way Leon Edwards was being controlled in the final round, and how it didn’t look good.
Mike Perry’s disappointment was visible after witnessing the fights at UFC 296. On Saturday, he was present at the final UFC card of the year held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Leon Edwards and Colby Covington competed for the welterweight title, and Edwards emerged victorious with a resounding decision. The fighters failed to meet Perry’s expectations, leaving him feeling unfulfilled and wishing for a more exciting and satisfying event.
Mike Perry is an American mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer, currently competing in the middleweight division of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. He has also fought 15 times in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mike Perry Slams Leon Edwards Performance Over Colby Covington
In the buildup to their fight, Covington took a cheap shot at Edwards’ late father in an attempt to rile him up and throw him off his game. Despite Edwards ultimately winning the fight, Perry couldn’t help but notice a weakness in the champ’s game during the final round. As a result, Perry believes there is still room for improvement and that Edwards should work on strengthening his overall performance.
Mike Perry minced no words when sharing his thoughts on UFC 296 during a recent podcast, describing the fights as boring with too much ground action. He contrasted this with the excitement of Karate Combat, which featured numerous knockouts and intense scraps. Perry applauded Leon Edwards for his smart fighting style, dismissing Colby Covington’s attempts to provoke recklessness.
Colby Covington was convinced that he deserved to win the last three rounds of the match. He even went as far as to accuse the judges of being biased towards his opponent, citing his allegiance to Donald Trump as the reason behind it.
Sparring With Sean Strickland
Perry, a former UFC welterweight, recently mentioned the Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis incident while talking about his upcoming sparring session with Sean Strickland in an interview with The Schmo.
Platinum expressed his desire to face off against Tarzan, and even suggested that he would be okay with being charged at and hopes that he does, just like Strickland did against Du Plessis.
In the world of mixed martial arts, Mike Perry’s unfiltered opinions and keen observations continue to provide valuable insights into the dynamics of the sport, leaving fans and fellow fighters alike anticipating the next chapter in his journey.
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