Mike Perry says his weight cut for UFC 255 is going terribly.
Perry revealed early Friday morning that his weight cut was not going as planned. He kicked off his quartet of tweets by apologizing before asserting he tried to ask for a fight at middleweight, instead of the scheduled welterweight bout against Tim Means.
I’m sorry man. I don’t think I can make it— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020
I have always talked trash during weight cuts so that if I couldn’t make it I could say I told y’all I wasn’t sure. Maybe I’ve outgrown this. I did try to ask for a fight at 185 but maybe I just don’t have it anymore. I’m so thankful to all the kind people at the @ufc ----— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020
"Platinum" Perry (14-6) suggested he did not have the will to go on and compared the gruelling weight cut to death.
Can’t believe I’ve even been here this long. Maybe I should just lay the gloves down. I don’t want it. I’m just in over my head with this weight. I was just 189 and now I’m 177 and I can’t sweat. I ran with a nice sauna suit , got in the portable sauna for 15 minutes , nothing— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020
So easy for people to sit there and say shit but I swear I feel like anyone saying I’m weak for this doesn’t cut weight. It’s death to me. I’m dying already and have 6 more lbs to go. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s harder than the first 14.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 20, 2020
UFC 255 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 21. The pay-per-view card is headlined by a UFC men's flyweight title fight between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Alex Perez. The co-main event features a UFC women's title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jennifer Maia.