Mike Perry she caught many fans with his victory in UFC on ESPN 12. His decision to run his own training camp and make his girlfriend, Latory González, his cornerback, It was worth it as he was able to get another victory against Mickey Gall. Moving forward, Perry knows that he will need a full team, especially for what he has planned in the future.
While Perry celebrated the victory and enjoyed being able to rub his triumph in front of his skeptics, he opened up about why he made the choice he made for this fight. Having a team that motivates him when necessary was something he felt was lacking in the past.
He used an example from Gian Villante's corner as an example of what he is not looking for. "I remember the fight before mine," Perry said at the post-fight press conference . "In Gian Villante's corner, his coach said: 'What are you doing, you're not doing anything!' and it's like you're not doing anything brother! You are sitting outside.
Perry says a cornerback should cheer up his fighters when they're down and González did it for him, but he knows that a team is necessary; especially for what lies ahead.
Mike Perry considers moving to middleweight to face Darren Till
"I want to go to South Florida and work with Yoel Romero, I want to feel like the 185-pound weight class," Perry said of his decision to move to South Florida and the American Top Team. It seems that the intention is to face Darren Till in the future.
"Man, 170 is a great place for me, but I want to fight Darren Till," said Perry. Till has expressed his dismay at a possible showdown against Romero in the past, so it seems that Perry wants to test those waters with the man that Till would rather avoid.
Only the future will tell if Perry's decision will pay off, but for now, it looks like he made the right move for this final event in the UFC Apex.