UFC welterweight Colby Covington has made a few enemies over the past year. The fighter first stirred up controversy by calling Brazil a “dump” and Brazilians “filthy animals” during his post-fight interview at UFC Sao Paulo in 2017. Now it would appear that fellow UFC welterweight Mike Perry has come forward with some heated words of his own for the fighter.
Speaking on WFAN Sports Radio, Perry offered his thoughts on what it would be like if Covington faced him inside the octagon.
“Colby [Covington]’s manager is a better manager than Colby is a fighter. He got him the right fights with the right people that got him leveled up to number three in the world. But, I think that’s Colby’s story because that’s as far as he goes. He don’t go past three. [I’d] fight [Colby Covington and Demian Maia] both with my hands down, man.
“Catch that underhook and hit them with the other arm. They not gonna get that takedown with me, I already said. I know exactly what Colby Covington would try to do: He’d try to put his head in my lap and suck my d*ck for 15 minutes. That’s it. That’s what he’s gonna try to do. So, we’ll see, man. If I can get that fight, I would like that fight.”
Speaking on his upcoming fight against Max Griffin, Perry continued:
“Each time I fight, I do more and more complete mixed martial arts. I use more and more of my skills every time I get in that Octagon. That 15 minutes is short. You only get so long to show those skills. I’m getting better at pulling out all the tricks, all the stops in 15 minutes and I’m getting ready for 25 minutes, so I can pull out even more tricks in 25. It doesn’t matter this weekending though.
“This weekend is what it’s all about because it’s one thing at a time and then we’ll see where it does from there. I have a good idea about the future, I just don’t even need to worry about it yet. I’m gonna focus on this weekend and I promise I’m going to f-ck this man up.”
Mike Perry will face off against Max Griffin at UFC on FOX 28. The event will take place Feb. 24 inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.