UFC Will Not Offer Mike Perry Anymore Bouts Until Fighter Undergoes Treatment, Situation is Evaluated
By FCF Staff
Following a recent incident at a restaurant in Texas, in which Mike Perry allegedly assaulted three people, the UFC has announced the fighter will be undergoing counseling. Further, the company is reporting Perry will not be offered a fight, until he completes a treatment program. At that point, the situation will be evaluated before his UFC future is determined.
Recently a video surfaced which appears to show Perry punching an older man, following an alleged altercation inside a restaurant. Perry has been charged with Class A assault following the incident.
Since then, the UFC released the following statement about the situation (statement via MMA Fighting).
“UFC is aware and troubled by the video that was released last night concerning Mike Perry,” UFC officials said. “The conduct displayed by Perry is not reflective of that of our organization. Perry apologized for his behavior and acknowledged he was disappointed with himself that his actions may have reflected poorly on UFC.
“He further acknowledged that he believes he has some issues related to alcohol abuse and has informed UFC that he has committed to immediately seek professional treatment, including substance and behavioral counseling. At this time, UFC has informed Perry that he will not be offered a bout, and the parties have agreed to evaluate next steps for Perry following the completion of his treatment program.“
The 28-year-old Perry (14-6) is coming off a decision win over Mickey Gall last month.