Mike Perry is cool with Jake Paul, but the latter’s cohort J’Leon Love can still get a piece of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight.
Perry has had run-ins with Paul in sparring and in a nightclub. The controversial fighter recently joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, revealing why he has let go of his frustrations with Paul.
“I feel I honestly didn’t handle it right,” Perry said (h/t MMA Fighting). “Like when Jake posted a video of me saying that we had worked together, even if he was talking trash, or having me talk trash on myself, he was putting me out there on a platform that I didn’t have necessarily.
“I had seen Jake and his boy J’Leon Love in the club later that week,” Perry continued. “We were at Live, and I walked by, and somebody grabbed me, and it was them. And I was talking to them for a second and me and Jay Leon started poking each other in the nose, and then all these people came over and were like, ‘No, no,’ and were separating us. And I was like, ‘It’s all good, we’re cool....’ And Jay Leon tweeted about it, said it was a good conversation, but he beat my ass. Well, let’s run it, bro.”
Perry (14-8, UFC) is coming off consecutive unanimous decision losses to Daniel Rodriguez and Tim Means. Paul (4-0, boxing), meanwhile, took a split decision win over former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (watch highlights) at a Showtime Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) event last month. Love has not competed since a second round technical knockout loss to David Benavidez in March 2019, which resulted in the first back-to-back losses of his professional boxing career.
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