UFC veteran Mike Perry has signed a multi-fight deal with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin was the first to report the news, with the promotion subsequently confirming Perry's signing themselves on their various social media platforms. The 30-year old welterweight brawler went 7-8 in his 15 Octagon appearances and lost a unanimous decision to Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 23 in April in his last outing. He said the following in a press release given to MMA Fighting about joining the bare-knuckle boxing league.
“Let’s skip all the formalities! This sport is evolving and I am here to strike fear into the hearts of my competitors!” Perry said. “I plan to intimidate the world when I show what a truly skilled combat specialist is capable of with his bare hands. I will dismantle the opposition and reach the glory I have longed for my entire life. I will be crowned king of the streets and king of combat sports! They will make me a Platinum Crown and carry me on the bloody backs of my defeated rivals! I am here to go straight to the top and make anyone think twice about entering my world! BKFC is my world!”