Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry(11-3) took on Max ‘Payne’ Griffin(14-4) to kick off the main card in Orlando,Florida.
Griffin was the biggest underdog on the card but managed to defeat Orlando native Perry via unanimous decision.
Griffin had a massive 5 inch reach advantage.Needless to say Mike Perry is ly dangerous in the first round,Griffin weathered the storm by staying on the outside and hitting Perry with some solid jabs.
The second round was no different,however at the end of the round,Griffin landed a left hook on Perry dropping him.With a finish needed,Mike Perry came out with an urgency, as he obviously needed a finish,failing to get it.
Two of the three judges gave Perry the third round but the Judges score lines were 29-27,29-27,30-27.
Perry’s frustrating loss in his hometown saw mocking from #3 ranked Welterweight Contender Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington. (via Twitter):
Hey @PlatinumPerry, maybe having your ratchet horse faced girlfriend as your head trainer isn't the smartest idea on planet earth. But hey, when you're the product of cousins fucking in Ocala FL how strong can your decision making skills be? #UFCOrlando
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 25, 2018
With the Welterweight division packed with talent any match up is possible.However,Covington has been demanding a Title shot since October,2017 after his victory over Former Title Challenger Damian Maia.
Perry on the other hand has been called out by Darren Till in the past.
Covington,known for messing up with fighters online first gained recognition for his post fight interview after beating Maia where he called out Brazilian fans ‘A Dumb’.He further called the Brazilian fans ‘Filthy animals’ and said that they suck.
This lead to outrage all over in the MMA Community.Since Covington trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek,Florida,Co-Founder of American and Brazilian Top Team Ricardo Liborio left ATT.This was followed by the departure of veteran UFC Welterweight Ben Saunders for the same reason.
The outrage took a physical turn when Colby was confronted by Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum in Australia.Werdum attacked Colby with a boomerang and UFC authorities had to send Covington back home.
Covington also had feud with UFC analyst and Former three time title Challenger Kenny Florian.Kenny while analyzing said that he would love to see Colby fight Till.Covington expressed his desire to fight Woodley instead,her comparing Florian with actor Ben Stiller.
Covington received call outs and had feuds with many fighters namely Kamaru Usman,Belal Muhammad,Rafael Does Anjos,Sam Alvey,Derek Brunson,Chase Sherman and many more.