Mike Perry wants to settle an old score from his UFC days with Donald Cerrone inside the Bare-Knuckle FC (BKFC) ring. This comes shortly after Cerrone admitted that he now is taking steroids after retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
Cerrone appeared on a podcast recently and admitted that he’s now taking steroids, and he has seen a significant improvement in his training as a result of them. “Cowboy” is now focused on his acting career after seemingly walking away from the fight game.
Mike Perry Challenges Cowboy Cerrone
Perry took to Twitter shortly after Cerrone’s comments on the steroid use and decided to challenge him to a fight in BKFC. It would be a rematch from their 2018 fight in the UFC in which Cerrone picked up a submission victory over the veteran.
If you’re looking to box @Cowboycerrone I’m up for my rematch. . .
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) January 3, 2023
Cerrone ended his MMA career in the UFC on a six-fight losing streak. His last victory came in 2019 with a decision victory over Al Iaquinta. He decided to walk away after a submission defeat to Jim Miller in July of this past year.
As for Perry, he also exited the UFC back in April of 2021. The 31-year-old walked away on a two-fight losing streak with decision defeats to the likes of Tim Means and Daniel Rodriguez. Despite not having things go his way inside the Octagon upon his exit, Perry proved to be one of the more entertaining fighters on the promotion’s roster at the time.
Months later after his release, Perry signed with BKFC and debuted successfully with two-straight victories. The latter victory came over Bellator standout Michael “Venom” Page. Cerrone has yet to respond to Perry’s BKFC challenge.