UFC FN 116: Thiago Alves Believes “Probably 99% of the MMA Community” Dislikes Mike Perry
By FCF Staff
It hasn’t taken Mike Perry long to make his presence felt in the UFC’s welterweight division, but it doesn’t sound like Thiago Alves is a fan of the heavy handed fighter.
Alves will face Perry at UFC Fight Night 116 this Saturday, which will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Perry is coming off a vicious, knockout win over Jake Ellenberger in April, which saw him celebrate the victory with a breakdancing routine, as doctors attended to the latter.
While discussing Perry recently, and his post-fight celebration, Alves had this to say (quotes via UFC.com):
“I think I speak for probably 99 percent of the MMA community – nobody likes this guy,” Alves said. “That’s his choice, that’s how he wants to sell himself and that’s on him and his people. I don’t worry about what he does, but it definitely motivates me a little more to go out there and **** him up, absolutely.”
“He’s a good boxer; everything else, he hasn’t shown much,” added Alves. “It’s kind of easy to prepare for a guy like that – I respect his power, I respect what he’s done, but I’ve got power too and I don’t have just hands. I’ve got a whole bunch of weapons that I can throw at him.
“The better guy that he fought – Alan Jouban – messed him up; dropped him with a left hand and the guy’s not even a southpaw…”
Alves, meanwhile, worked his way to a decision win over Patrick Cote in his last bout, which took place in April.