- Mike Perry said he was glad Conor McGregor gave his a face-off at BKFC 41 but would also be down to fight the UFC superstar
- “Platinum” wants to take home a huge paycheck in a potential fight with “The Notorious”
Mike Perry walked out of the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado still unbeaten in bare-knuckle boxing following his brutal TKO win over Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41. After the fight, Perry had an epic face-off with UFC superstar Conor McGregor and he talked about it in his post-fight press conference.
Mike Perry calls out Conor McGregor for a face-off and @TheNotoriousMMA accepts. He enters the ring with the BKFC title over his shoulder.#BKFC41 | LIVE on #FITE pic.twitter.com/DoCw7OZTZP
— FITE (@FiteTV) April 30, 2023
Conor can have it
According to “Platinum,” it was humbling to have a moment like that with a legend like McGregor. And though it was a peaceful face-off, Perry said that he wouldn’t mind taking on “The Notorious” if it really comes down to it in the future now that he’s already a free agent.
“I’m up in the air because that was my last fight on contract. I’m free from everybody, but I love bare-knuckle boxing. I love David Feldman, and the bare knuckle crew, and the team and the fans, and everybody that’s been showing so much support. They love this bloody stuff, too,” Perry revealed.
“He likes to box too. We could throw hands,” Perry said of McGregor. “And he gave me a faceoff. How cool is that, bro? That’s what’s up. I’m real humble to be honest, because I’ve been fighting a long time, I’ve been in some ups and downs, some tough fights, and some things didn’t go my way way. And these guys are coming over here fighting me at what seems to be my best attributes. I got a chin, I got some hands, and his bare-knuckle. Most people don’t like getting hit like that. So, you know whoever wants to smoke.”
The price should be right
Perry wants to fight the biggest names in the sport and also make the most money out of it. He is planning on avenging his UFC loss to Donald Cerrone at BKFC first and possible talk about a fight with McGregor, which has to involve a massive paycheck.
“The fights got to make sense for them, and for the money that they’re paying me, they’re like, ‘Hey, do you want, what would you say? I mean, what you guys, what did you think? Who was gonna win this fight? It was up in the air, it could have been 50-50. Luke’s a big challenge. You look at him, and you’re like, damn that guy is a problem, maybe. But the ‘Platinum’ is platinum. So, it’s like the money’s gotta make sense for them. It’s gotta make sense for me. They’re like, ‘Do you want belts, or do you want money?’ Well, I wanna feed my family, and I gave myself a belt, and damn it, I’m putting more credit to put some respect on me,” Perry explained.
Luke was easy
Perry also commented on how easy it was to spoil Rockhold’s BKFC debut by forcing him to quit in Round 2.
“I was ready for another round, and I was just shocked because I was like, ‘Man, that was too easy after all that hard work.’ Once I took the shot, I was like, ‘OK, your size and your weight’ – I’m still ‘Platinum’ at the end of the day, man,” Perry reflected.
As it stands, Perry is now 3-0 at BKFC. Prior to Rockhold, “Platinum” was coming off a decision win over Michael Page at BKFC London.