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Midnight Mania! ‘Dumb’ Mike Perry fought out UFC contract by accident

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Mike Perry walks to the beat of his own drum.

At one point, Perry was 10-0 with nothing but knockout wins to his credit, a clearly talented bruiser at 170 lbs. Unfortunately, repeatedly poor decision-making continued to add up, and Perry eventually washed out of the UFC with a 7-8 record inside the promotion. He did pick up some quality wins over names like Alex Oliveira and Paul Felder, but on the whole, Perry’s inability to make weight or stick with a solid training camp really bit him.

When Perry was released earlier this year following four losses in five trips to the Octagon, it wasn’t a major surprise. However, “Platinum” revealed that his release potentially could have been avoided, as the puncher fought out his contract by accident, leaving himself in a bad spot for negotiations.

“I fought my contract out, you know what?” Perry explained (via SportsKeeda). “I dropped the news, low-key, I was dumb. For some reason, I thought after my nose broke, I signed a five-fight contract after Luque fight. I guess it was a four-fight contract and I told you, I had one more fight on my contract. I guess I still had a headache or something, I don’t know what I was thinking. I thought going into the fight I had one more fight on my contract and then it turns out I didn’t, so I was a free agent there for a little while.”

After his departure, Perry signed a deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, which seemed like a good fight for the veteran brawler. First, however, he’ll make the walk to the ring as a gloved boxer tomorrow night vs. Michael Seals at Triller’s Triad Combat event from Dallas, Texas.

Will Perry return to the win column?

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