It was a double-whammy for Mike Perry at the UFC Fight Night 139 last weekend.
‘Platinum’ absorbed a humiliating loss in the co-main event of UFC Denver after being submitted by Donald Cerrone in the first round and sustained a major injury in the fight as confirmed by his social media post yesterday.
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Cerrone made quick work of Perry in the co-headlining act of the UFC Fight Night 139 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. “Cowboy” forced his opponent to tap out in the latter part of the opening frame after locking in an armbar.
Fighting in front of the home crowd, Cerrone essayed an inspired performance, which catapulted him in the history books in the day when the promotion celebrated its 25th anniversary. The 35-year old mixed martial artist became the most winningest fighter in the UFC history as he settled for his 21st victory, which surpassed Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping’s record of 20 wins. He also captured the highest record for the most number of finishes at 15, eclipsing Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort’s records.
“Most wins in UFC history, baby. What an honour. I’m so proud, I love you Denver.”
While the night was nothing short of amazing for ‘Cowboy,’ it was the complete opposite for Perry as he suffered a broken arm after the loss. ‘Platinum’ failed to live up to the billing as the welterweight match, which was expected to go down the wire, turned into a short and one-sided affair.
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Cerrone claimed that the first-round submission was a result of a tactical mistake from his opponent. And before he put the finishing touches, Cerrone believes that Perry was already in danger.
“Once I seen the clock, there was 30 seconds left — the monitor was right above me. I was like, oh I better spin for this armbar. I did. He should have rolled the other way out of it, I don’t know why he didn’t. I was like, ‘Gotcha.’ So I went belly down on it. I was just gonna take it until the referee pulled me off.”
“I felt it pop before I went belly down. So the rest was just tearing the chicken wing off, yeah. I was taking it home with me.”
‘Platinum’ confirmed in a Twitter post on Sunday that the pop came from his broken arm.
Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 11, 2018
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