“Platinum” Mike Perry is one hell of a brawler and an entertaining force outside the Octagon, but his one dimensional fighting style is starting to get figured out by his opponents, who are more than happy to let his fists of fury hit nothing but air while they stay out of range and counter him at will. That’s exactly what Max Griffin did on his way to a 29-27, 29-27, and 30-27 decision win at UFC on FOX Orlando.
Halfway through round 2 it was clear Perry would need a hail mary knockout to win. Not the most unlikely thing in the world, but less likely unless he switched up his gameplan. Because what he was doing against Griffin simply wasn’t working. The broadcast then cut to Perry’s corner to see what sage advice they’d offer their fighter. From there his girlfriend screamed out the useful instructions “KICK THE KNEE! BREAK THAT LEG!”
To say folks on Twitter found her cornering unhelpful would be an understatement.
“What do you mean having my girlfriend in my corner yelling nonsense at me isn’t the best idea????” #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/3UCBDvbYue— Chelsie (@chelsieomfg) February 25, 2018
Mike Perry's girlfriend is like an 8 Mile version of Paige VanZant. #UFCOrlando— JustBleedMMA (@JustBleedMMA) February 25, 2018
Let's check in with Mike Perry's corner:— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) February 25, 2018
Girlfriend screams incoherent commands #UFCOrlando
This is why I said he needs to change his camp. When your GF is in your corner telling you "show him that power, break that leg" that will not extend your fighting career strategically. #UFCOrlando— MadLab (@MadLab76) February 25, 2018
Mike Perry’s girlfriend ‘kick that knee... break that leg! #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/fEs7PmTkvQ— Jade Morris (@jade001) February 25, 2018
Welcome to your MMA nightmare, step 1, choose a coach #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/kcuHUt3182— MMA Doughboy (@mmadoughboy) February 25, 2018
And of course, undisputed social media s**theel extraordinaire and welterweight blanket Colby Covington took it way too far with his tweet on the subject.
Hey @PlatinumPerry, maybe having your ratchet horse faced girlfriend as your head trainer isn't the smartest idea on planet earth. But hey, when you're the product of cousins fucking in Ocala FL how strong can your decision making skills be? #UFCOrlando— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 25, 2018
Damn, guy. That’s a good way to end up on the wrong end of a ‘Florida Man’ headline.