A defeated Perry is now looking to get back to his winning ways and the fighter wants to do that against former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler.
“If Robbie Lawler would grace me with his name on a contract, let’s go bro,” Perry said to MMA Junkie. “Let’s put on a show. We’re going to put on a show. None of that wrestling (expletive). I might mix it up on you. I might try to change levels, shoot a single leg, take you down, punch you a little bit. Punch you, get you disoriented. Or I might hold tight and box. Who am I? Who am I to be accepted from a guy like that? I just been calling him out. People call me out. You just can’t accept every fight offer from everybody. I bet a lot of people in this arena would fight me today. They think they would have a chance, but I could probably fight ten of them at one time. Let’s do it though. Robbie, let’s (expletive) go, bro. Let’s show these people how to fight. You’ve been slacking, and I’m unlucky in that I get the best versions of the best dudes.”
Lawler is already scheduled to fight Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 245, but MMA Junkie is reporting that Ponzinibbio is out of the bout, so Perry could be a late replacement at the event.
However, before Perry can have a chance at Lawler, one thing he needs to do is to get cleared for a badly injured nose suffered at UFC Uruguay.
“I haven’t spoke to doctors yet,” Perry said. “I’ve just been training. Been working. One doctor actually right after checked me with a camera and stuff. He was like, ‘Oh you’re still swollen.’ But that was a week or two after. He said six weeks. It’s been about eight or nine since the fight. I’ve been back to work since like week three or four because I’m impatient. So anytime, bro. Like I said, I’m always working.”
UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.