Both Perry and girlfriend/cornerperson Latory Gonzalez were recently at the Table 82 restaurant in Lubbock, Texas and Perry, via video captured by an onlooker, can be seen getting physical with a gray-haired gentleman. The incident, which again was captured on video, shows Perry and Gonzalez leaving Table 82 while Perry is yelling at an unidentified person. Perry and Gonzalez head towards the exit of the establishment when Perry decides that he doesn’t want to leave, which sets off another argument between Perry and the gray-haired man.
Perry then has the following exchange with the man (transcript provided by MMA Junkie):
“I’ll knock your old ass out, too!” Perry says.
The man responds, “You do it, mother(expletive)!”
“Yeah, let’s go you fat piece of (expletive)!” Perry says.
This verbal exchange ends and that is when Perry drops the unidentified male with a single punch before telling bystanders to call the police. A man seemingly approaches Perry after that and Perry decides to verbally assault him by calling said person the “N word” multiple times.
TMZ reports that the reason the altercation took place was that restaurant management asked Perry to leave the premises, which Perry responded by attacking an employee. A police reports has been filed by the restaurant and theft charges may also be levied against the fighter, since Perry left without paying his bill.
The fighter did post the following on Twitter once the story broke:
No comment— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 9, 2020
There has been no further statement from Perry or the UFC on the matter.