Mike Perry Mentions Sparring, Darren Till Understands Spa!
Darren Till has recently had terrible weight cut issues. Looks like he started to hear voices in his head. The paths of Mike Perry and Darren Till were crossed last week in Los Angeles. Till (17-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) was promoted due to a title shot versus Tyron Woodley, while Perry (12-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) talked about Donald Cerrone matchup.
Mike Perry had the best intentions – to spar with one of the best strikers at the moment. Yet, Till overheard something…
Perry: “All I got is little MMA gloves.”
Till: “What, you want to spar? Sparring?”
Perry: “But I know you spar different. I know how you are. You hit hard.”
Till: “Oh, I thought you meant to spa, like a steam? (Expletive) hell! (Expletive) hell!”
[Till starts laughing]
Perry: “No, I meant, let’s go fight.”
MMA beef is mostly made on misunderstandings. This comical situation could easily turn into a bloody war in the streets. Here is how Mike Perry explained the offer for the friendly sparring session: (via mmajunkie.com)
“Why wait?” Perry said. “I have this opportunity to spar with the No. 1 contender, and I’m a good look when it comes to (Tyron Woodley’s) power punches. I’m the same height, stocky build, (and) short and thick. It was good for him. And it was good for me. It was a pleasure to do work with the young man. What can I say? We like to fight … and I knew he wasn’t going to (expletive) say no.”
Mike Perry says he and Darren Till had a success with the workers in a nearby hotel. They persuaded them to lend a few mats and set up a makeshift cage. The two had a pair of MMA gloves and 16-ounce boxing gloves. Darren Till put an MMA glove on his leading arm and boxing glove on his other arm. While Mike Perry had a mouthpiece, Till didn’t. Perry offered him to put a paper towel in his mouth.
“I told him he should put some paper towel in his mouth,” Perry said. “We were both nice, I’m not going to lie, because we weren’t trying to be disrespectful. But we were cracking each other, too. We went three, five-minute rounds. We had a good little fight. It was a pleasure.”
When asked who won the fight, Mike Perry said nobody did.
“I’m not going to say anything else,” Perry said. “Nobody won. If he says he won, well then, (expletive) you, Darren Till. We learned that day.”
Let’s hope Mike Perry and Darren Till will go to the spa next time. Maybe Till should visit a doctor and check his ears, weight cuts are starting to leave consequences!