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The saga of Darren Till and Mike Perry is a strange one that just keeps getting stranger. At first, it made sense. At a certain point in time, the two were hotshot Welterweight prospects who liked to knock people out and make funny comments. The fight seemed inevitable! Then, Perry suffered some losses, Till relocated to Middleweight, and the two appeared to bury the hatchet while still tossing out the occasional joking insult.
At some point in the last couple months, Till irritated Perry to the point of no return with comments about his latest girlfriend/coach. Perry blocked Till on social media, and that probably should have deescalated the situation ...
On Instagram, Till created another account with the sole intention of mocking Perry via memes. The account already has 11k followers at the time of writing (a number sure to expand), and here’s a sample of his work:
Of course, it takes little time and energy to create an Instagram account and post old memes and pictures. Till took it a step further with the creation of MikePerryIsABum.com, which I would highly recommend perusing. The site prominently features pictures of Perry in precarious and bloody situations, but the real glory is the “Our Partners” section. It features four pictures of Till’s face photoshopped onto the heads of Dana White, Jeremy Stephens (maybe???), Angela Hill, and Yoel Romero.
Each of the “partners” links to a video of Perry being knocked out in a professional boxing match.
At this point in time, a Till vs. Perry booking appears impossible. If that’s the case, the beef will be restrained to words, and Darren Till has taken a massive, likely insurmountable lead.
This strange — yet unsurprising — highlight that Tony Ferguson posted seems to indicate Conor McGregor may be next for “El Cucuy.”
Daniel Cormier is the biggest little Heavyweight the world has ever seen.
DC says he's lost 24 pounds in 5 weeks. Won't say what his weight was, only that he was approaching the heavyweight limit.#HelwaniShow— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) June 15, 2020
It cost UFC very little to hold last Saturday’s event. Maybe shows like that are why they’re less than interested in half-full venues?
The disclosed pay for #UFCVegas2 which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas, per the Nevada State Athletic Commission. pic.twitter.com/JOH9dwsDEw— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 15, 2020
Speaking of UFC fighter pay, Gray Maynard’s tweets last week sparked further discussion about the company’s ills. For context, Matt Pena was the longtime boxing coach of the Miletich Fighting Systems team (Matt Hughes, Robbie Lawler, Tim Sylvia etc).
There are many. One time, as I was at the curtain about to make the walk, he reminded me why he signed me and why he hadn't cut me yet. In other words, perform how I expect or you're gone. One hell of a pep talk when you're already under immense pressure. *fixed for spelling*— Mike Pierce (@MikePierce170) June 13, 2020
@grayMaynard bro I’ve been preaching what you guys are now saying for years. I know fighters that got hush money to hide brain injuries and all sorts of shady shit. And when the new company took over, they cut these guys payments off. That’s just the beginning. Hope your well.— Matt Pena (@PenaBoxing) June 14, 2020
Noted comic book nerd Andre Fili gets the Doctor Manhattan treatment courtesy of Gorilla The Bear.
“Raw Dog” Brandon Royval speaks on the trials and tribulations of UFC fame.
Gets signed to @ufc on 5/15— Brandon (@brandonroyval) June 14, 2020
Girls replying to my DM: my Christmas was good, thanks for asking... sorry I’ve been busy, wyd doe?
Slips, rips, and KO clips
These kickboxers go at it from the first bell!
June 13, 2020
It blows my mind a bit that we have boxing footage from 1934. Also, I don’t quite understand what boxing referees actually did in the ‘30s!
#OnThisDay in 1934, Max Baer captured the heavyweight title with an 11th round TKO of Primo Carnera at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island, New York #boxing #history pic.twitter.com/0viMf4TcRM— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) June 14, 2020
Spin to win!
This clip is hard to believe, looks almost like an optical illusion.
Midnight Music: Here’s Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers with an absolute classic!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.