ABU DHABI – Dana White isn’t shocked UFC welterweight Mike Perry has come to this, but explained he’s inclined to enable.
Wednesday, a video surfaced of an agitated Perry (14-6 MMA, 7-6 UFC) placing an more mature man with his fist in a cafe altercation next a heated argument. 1 day later on, the UFC issued a statement saying Perry will request assistance and that the promotion will not provide him any fights till he does so.
Friday, MMA Junkie requested White for his thoughts on the incident and his promotion’s statement. White claimed he was not stunned by Perry’s steps.
“I saw this coming the last various months with Mike Perry,” White explained. “All you have to do is observe his interviews. Look at the way he’s interacted with you guys. He literally claimed in an job interview major up to his previous struggle, ‘I dislike all of you. I despise the media. I dislike the followers. You guys want to say stuff to me on Twitter and then walk up to my experience and check out to be awesome to me. I’m telling you. Really don’t wander up to me when you see me in the streets. Do not contact me and never say hi to me.’ He reported that foremost up to that final struggle. He’s a person of his phrase, evidently, and listed here we are these days.”
So the place does Perry go from here? White indicated the UFC welterweight is in determined require of support. The UFC president also attributed Perry’s sample of erratic behavior to struggling with how to handle a short while ago discovered fame – and the social media comments that occur with it.
“He naturally requirements some enable,” White mentioned. “That’s not standard conduct. He’s gotten a good deal much more angry and agitated. You see this occur with men and girls when they get started to get a small little bit of fame. They start off to get famous. I have a blast on social media. You see a whole lot of folks who do not have exciting on social media. There are some terrible matters that are occurring to folks in dealing with social media. Most people bargains with it in a different way.
“I appreciate criticism. I adore whatsoever you want to simply call it that goes on on social media concerning supporters and media and all that stuff. I’m created that way. He’s definitely not crafted that way. He’s certainly a person that should really probably remain off social media. He wants to make a several modifications in his daily life. We’re heading to do anything we can to help him.”
UFC 251 usually takes put Saturday at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The primary card airs on pay out-for every-watch pursuing prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Battle Pass/ESPN+.