‘Platinum’ Mike Perry Claims He Suffered A Broken Arm In His Loss To Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
A welterweight slugfest between two former teammates went down last night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 139 from inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
The bad blood between two boiled inside the Octagon when Cerrone a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt submitted Mike Perry via armbar in the final seconds of the first round. ‘Cowboy’ was on the bottom at the time, caught Perry’s arm from guard, went full armbar and then went belly down. ‘Platinum’ had nothing left to do but to tap.
Cerrone made UFC history after last night’s win, a record for most wins (21) and most finishes (15).
The results were something Perry wasn’t expecting in the biggest fight of his career, but in his defeat, he showed grace took to social media and congrats his opponent and revealed the damage he sustained.
Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm.
Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 11, 2018
“Platinum” did not reveal how badly he suffered arm injury whether he’ll need surgery or not. Nevertheless, Perry suffered the third loss in his past four fights.
Donald Cerrone explains Perry’s arm breaking and said even before the armbar lock even came, ‘Platinum’ was in trouble, during a post-fight scrum. (H/T MMAFighting)
“Cowboy” said Perry made a tactical mistake in his armbar defense and Cerrone seized the opportunity.
“Once I seen the clock, there was 30 seconds left — the monitor was right above me,” Cerrone said. “I was like, oh I better spin for this armbar. I did. He should have rolled the other way out of it, I don’t know why he didn’t. I was like, ‘Gotcha.’ So I went belly down on it. I was just gonna take it until the referee pulled me off.”
‘Cowboy’ next move is to drop down to lightweight after spending a ten fight stint in the welterweight class. Cerrone wants to close his UFC career with UFC title.