Mike Perry wants to add another former UFC Champion to his resume.
‘Platinum’ put on a hell of a show at BKFC 56 on Saturday, stopping the relentless Eddie Alvarez in two rounds to win the inaugural ‘King Of Violence’ title. Prior to that, Perry beat out ex-UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold in similar fashion.
Perry Thinks Anthony Pettis Is ‘An Amazing Fight’
While Conor McGregor was the name Perry initially called out in his post-fight interview, there was one other fighter that appeals to Perry. It’s ‘Showtime’.
“I think that whoever the company wants to match me up with needs to have a certain amount of followers, a certain amount of hits on social media, on the internet that are gonna get people to tune in. It can’t just be one-sided,” Perry explained at the BKFC 56 post-fight press conference. “It can’t just be me selling the hell out of the fight. It can’t just be that way. It has to be a two-sided affair.”
“Speaking of that, one name that didn’t come to mind that did mention before I fought Alvarez was Anthony Pettis. I think that’s an amazing fight. He just beat Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match. I think he’s intrigued by the bare knuckle aspect.”
Like Perry, Anthony Pettis has continued fighting outside the confines of the Octagon. Since his UFC departure in 2020, the former lightweight champion fought for the PFL five times before landing a boxing match with the legendary Roy Jones Jr.
In his pro debut, Pettis defeated the 54 year-old by majority decision last April at Gamebred Boxing 4. In his next booking, Pettis will run it back with longtime Benson Henderson in Karate Combat on Dec. 15.
Perhaps, Pettis can find a new promotion to call home, if he were to trade ‘The Pit’ for the BKFC ring.
Perry On Defeating ‘The Underground King’
After name-dropping Pettis, Mike Perry would reflect on how the fight with Eddie Alvarez went down.
“I had fun with Eddie, but it happened exactly how I said it was gonna happen,” Perry continued. “I wanted Eddie to hit me. Once he hit me, then I started moving and he stopped hitting me. And by the end of the second what happened? He got hit, he got busted up worse than I did. I know I might’ve been a little busted up, but I smiled at him when he did it. I had fun in there. That’s exactly what the king of violence is, baby. There’s two sides to it.”