Mike Perry has only won two of his last seven fights under the UFC banner and that has prompted the fighter to make some changes for future bouts.
One huge change Perry is making is to eliminate coaches, as Perry’s girlfriend will serve as his lone cornerperson going forward.
“My girlfriend, just her,” Perry told MMA Junkie. “If not, her and her friend. I’m not listening to any coaches right now,” Perry added. “Coaches who are saying things that they ain’t gonna go in there and do. They want it to be this way or this way, and like it’s a totally different way. I need a guy like me to hold mitts; I want to hold mitts for myself to be honest with you. I can show people a couple of techniques or whatever, and I’m just ready to fight for my life. … Ain’t nobody gonna take this from me.”
Perry has had a team of cornermen for all of his previous UFC bouts, so the next fight will bring a big change for the fighter.
The fighter says a huge reason he is dumping coaches is because most coaches do not know what they are doing.
“All I need the corner for is to pass me the bottle of water,” Perry said. “Wipe my head off or put the ice on my neck when I get hot coming in between the rounds. It’s probably not gonna go more than five minutes, and if it does, all I need is a bottle of water. I need to sip a drink, put some ice on my neck, and I don’t need no advice. I feel like I never really gotten advice. I feel like people just sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher in the corner. … They don’t even know what the (expletive) to say because they wouldn’t go in there and do what the (expletive) they’re talking about. I don’t really know how the coaching (expletive) works. It doesn’t really matter.”
There is no word yet on when Perry will fight again, but the competitor has hinted at competing this Summer.