Mike Perry’s ex-wife Danielle Nickerson recently went public with some disturbing abuse allegations levied against the UFC fighter.
Perry, who has denied all allegations in the past, is speaking out again, denying any wrongdoing.
“Yes, I deny the allegations,” Perry said during UFC 255 virtual media day (via Simon Samano of MMA Junkie). “Our relationship – if you wanna call it that – had its ups and downs, and it’s long past due. We’ve been legally divorced, and there’s just nothing really to back what she is saying.”
Nickerson wasn’t the only one to accuse Perry of wrongdoing, as the fighter’s own mother also, through police recordings, accused her son of wrongdoing as well.
The UFC star also gives his take on what happened on that fateful night with his ex-wife and mother.
“I did not assault [Nickerson] that night, and I don’t believe that necessarily those allegations were made about the night that that 911 took place, because the night that that took place, what happened was Danielle just went over my mother’s house, and I went over to talk to my mother to tell her to come outside and speak to me, and my mom said no, so I was like, ‘What the heck. Can we have a conversation?’ So my mom got upset with me because I was mad that she wouldn’t go tell that girl to come outside and have a conversation with me. Whatever. It’s cool.
“[My mom has] always been overdramatic and acting up since her and my dad had me, because my dad was a wild dude, so she always expected something from me, and that’s probably one of the reasons I never, ever disrespected my mother, ever. She looked out for me all the time growing up, and I looked out for her from a young age. My mom’s a hard worker; she’s been a server for a long time. I always tip my servers well because I want people to tip my mom well. I’ve got respect for my mom, especially as a martial artist. That’s one thing we do martial arts for – we want to say about our mom’s kids that our mom raised some tough kids, or she means business. You see what I’m saying? That’s what happened with the 911 call.
“The first time I’ve ever looked at my mom sideways by driving across the yard, she called the cops and said she feared for her life. That’s my mom. She’s sorry now. She’s never had nothing she said come out. Now, she’s thinking about it. But it’s all good, because she was going for the jugular. She was like, ‘I’m going to get you in trouble then.’ So a mom don’t play. I don’t play with moms,” Perry said (via Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting).