Darren Till put on an impressive performance in Saturday’s main event showdown at UFC Fight Night 118. The undefeated fighter faced off against tough welterweight contender Donald Cerrone. But, Cerrone was unable to hold off the punishment from his opponent as Till earned a dominant first round TKO victory. Directly after the fight Till called out UFC knockout artist Mike Perry, who was cage side for the main event.
Things quickly got heated as “Platinum” Perry stormed the cage, though security got involved before things became too dire.
After the incident, the UFC Fight Pass broadcast team landed an interview with the UFC knockout artist and asked him what he thought of Till’s performance against Cerrone. As transcribed by MMA Fighting, here is what Mike Perry had to say.
“Yeah, he looked good against Donald — against Donald Cerrone. Not against ‘The Cowboy.’ That’s not the ‘Cowboy’ that wins fights. That’s the Donald that shows up. I wasn’t happy with Donald’s performance. I’ve seen him fight a lot better. Darren didn’t get a tough fighter tonight, he got someone who gave up in the first round. You know that’s not what we’re gonna see with me.”
When asked about being called out by Till, Perry added “I’m ready to fight right now, man. I wish I could have got in that cage with him, in that Octagon. But you know, it doesn’t work like that. We gotta be professionals about this, we’ve gotta sign the paperwork and we’re gonna make it happen. I’m pretty sure that it’s gonna go down. I look forward to it, but first I’ve got work to do first with Santiago Ponzinibbio in Winnipeg, Canada.”