This is just one in a serious of examples of erratic behavior for Perry and they are problems that UFC President Dana White saw coming a while ago.
“I saw this coming the last several months with Mike Perry,” White said to MMA Junkie. “All you have to do is watch his interviews. Watch the way he’s interacted with you guys. He literally said in an interview leading up to his last fight, ‘I hate all of you. I hate the media. I hate the fans. You guys want to say stuff to me on Twitter and then walk up to my face and try to be nice to me. I’m telling you. Don’t walk up to me when you see me in the streets. Don’t touch me and don’t say hi to me.’ He said that leading up to that last fight. He’s a man of his word, apparently, and here we are today.”
Perry wasn’t arrested for what went down at Table 82, but the fighter will have to make a court appearance and pay a fine for his actions.
White says that Perry needs to get help and the UFC will do what it can to help the fighter out.
“He obviously needs some help,” White said. “That’s not normal behavior. He’s gotten a lot more angry and agitated. You see this happen with guys and girls when they start to get a little bit of fame. They start to get famous. I have a blast on social media. You see a lot of people who don’t have fun on social media. There are some horrible things that are happening to people in dealing with social media. Everybody deals with it differently. I love criticism. I love whatever you want to call it that goes on on social media between fans and media and all that stuff. I’m built that way. He’s definitely not built that way. He’s definitely a guy that should probably stay off social media. He needs to make a few changes in his life. We’re going to do everything we can to help him.”
The UFC has already issued a statement on the Perry situation, stating that the fighter won’t be offered any bouts until Perry gets help for his personal issues.