Markus Perez wants to know why Dricus du Plessis is so serious.
Perez brought back his picture-perfect The Joker face paint to the UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-ins on Friday. The Brazilian fighter delivered a faithful recreation of Heath Ledger's Clown Prince of Chaos in The Dark Knight.
It wasn't just the hair and makeup either. Perez made his best efforts to mimic Ledger's mannerisms, smiling and licking his lips in an uncomfortable manner. His opponent, promotional newcomer du Plessis, was relatively unphased by the showmanship.
UFC Fight Island 5 takes place on Saturday, October 10 at UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The ESPN+ card is headlined by top-ranked bantamweights Marlon Moraes and Corey Sandhagen. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage. Other notable fights on the main card include Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani, and Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura.