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Mike Perry Targets Anthony Pettis in Next Bout


Mike Perry emerged victorious against Eddie Alvarez in Salt Lake City. Perry's relentless performance left Alvarez's corner with no choice but to halt the fight at the end of the second round.


While Perry stirred the pot by calling out UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his post-fight interview, the likelihood of such a matchup appears distant. In a more pragmatic approach, Perry turned his attention to another former UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, during the BKFC 56 post-fight press conference


"One name that did come to mind that I did mention before I fought Alvarez was Anthony Pettis," Perry stated. "I think that’s an amazing fight. He just beat Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match. I think he’s intrigued by the bare-knuckle aspect. I had fun with Eddie, but it happened exactly how I said it was going to happen."

Perry, known as "Platinum," expressed confidence in a potential matchup with Pettis, citing the excitement generated by the latter's recent boxing victory over Roy Jones Jr. Perry emphasized the fulfillment of his predictions in the Alvarez bout and drew parallels with a Kimbo Slice backyard fight, suggesting that Pettis, like Alvarez, might be enticed to engage.


However, Perry made it clear that if the Pettis fight doesn't materialize, his next opponent must possess a substantial following and the ability to draw interest in their matchup. Perry asserted that he isn't willing to be the sole promoter of his next fight, underscoring the importance of a marketable dance partner in his bare-knuckle journey.

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