Mike Perry Walked Up To Tyron Woodley, Told Him He Wants To Take His Belt, And Earned The Champ’s Respect

UFC welterweight Mike Perry climbing the ranks.

UFC knockout artist Mike Perry is quickly making a name for himself in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now, it would appear that the fighter has snared the attention of the welterweight champion.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has already defended his title twice this year, with a decision victory over grappling phenom Demian Maia and rival Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Now Woodley has come forward to reveal that Mike Perry is currently on his radar.

In an interview on the Fight Strength Podcast, Tyron Woodley offered his thoughts on “Platinum” Mike Perry.

“The only guy that I kind of respect who talks stuff about me is Mike Perry. Mike Perry pulled up on me, to my face and  said ‘Hey bro, I like your style.’ Not only did he pull up to me, he came to a seminar that I was teaching in Orlando and he took the seminar. He took the seminar, learned some stuff and he said, ‘Hey man, I’m coming for your belt man.’

“Those are the guys that I love facing across the Octagon, the ones that have some respect for martial arts. If you can pull up to me and tell me to my face that you’re coming for my belt, now I got you, now you got my respect. Those are the guys that I want to see come to the top.”