After losing handily to Max Griffin at UFC Orlando last week, Platinum Mike Perry was the subject of a wide spectrum of reactions on social media.
One particular series of tweets stemmed from the coaches at American Top Team, extending an invitation to Mike Perry to come train at their gym after he suffered his second loss on the trot.
— Phil Daru (@DaruStrong) February 25, 2018
— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) February 25, 2018
And Perry, who is clearly in need of some change in his career if he is to stop his two-fight losing streak, replied back to them, stating that he would be willing to drive down to ATT once he resumes his training.
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 28, 2018
What makes this whole situation even more interesting, however, is the fact that ATT is also the camp of Colby Covington, who laid into Mike Perry after his loss by posting a savage tweet concerning the appearance of his girlfriend.
If you don’t recall, this is what Colby had to say.
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
Much of the MMA world, including eminent journalists, analysts and fighters, did not take well to the classless nature of his comments.
And eventually, Mike Perry came up with a response of his own to Covington’s controversial tweet.
I am white , I am a fuckin bum , I did live in a trailer with my mom , but I’m not Eminem so Colby can’t smash my girl , if we fought I bet I’d fuck up his world #CantCountMeOut
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) February 27, 2018
So will Platinum Mike Perry and Colby Covington butt heads in the gym, much before they get to meet in the Octagon?
Watch this space for more updates!