The line of fighters calling out Nick Diaz for an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welcome back fight is growing by the second. The latest to follow in the footsteps of Darren Till and Conor McGregor is “power-punching” Welterweight, Mike Perry. “Platinum” posted the challenge on his Twitter account, which included a lot of profanity-laced insults.
Everybody talking about the return of @nickdiaz209 like he looks tough or something. A skinny weakling like his lil brother, y’all both look like @mickeygall , @realroyce was the only guy ever good at that jitsu style. Florida jiu jitsu is on top ! #EastCoast— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
They saying you won’t show up for the fight @nickdiaz209 ♂️ your brother already got showed up by the east coast. You ain’t gonna do nothing about that ?— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
I know you don’t train like you use to @nickdiaz209 but I have just been chillin with my girl on #MiamiBeach and you still don’t want this east coast smoke ! Im a power puncher and those lil salt & pepper punches you throw won’t phase me.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
I’ll hit you with this right hook and you’ll pull guard and I’ll just ride out the time with ground and pound from top position. If you don’t want to come back we understand, just stop clout chasing @nickdiaz209— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
Who you hanging with @nickdiaz209 ? Y’all look soft and your nose looks worse then mine. Your big head is a great target for this right hand old man. Look like you been riding ig horses with that stance. If you a gun slinger you shooting a 22 pic.twitter.com/9eoPYRXVVN— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
Fuck the Diaz brothers ! East coast bitch !— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
I’m not your average internet shit talker @nickdiaz209 , you can cut a check and I’ll show up if you really wanna do something about it. You won’t tho. . .— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 10, 2020
If you recall, Perry previously called out Nate Diaz, using the same “salt-and-pepper punching” analogy. And while a fight between Perry and Diaz would be a sight to see, I highly doubt the Stockton slugger would sign on for that fight for his potential return.
According to UFC President Dana White, though, all of this talk about a potential return of the slugger from Stockton is all for naught. As for Perry, his own return to the Octagon is on pause right now after UFC revealed plans to put him on ice until he gets the professional counseling he needs after video footage surfaced of “Platinum” involved in a bar fight in Lubbock, Texas (see it here).
If and when both men return, does a Perry vs. Diaz bout intrigue you?