‘Maybe I should just lay the gloves down’: Mike Perry hints are retirement as he details tough weight cut for UFC 255 - TheMacLife

‘Maybe I should just lay the gloves down’: Mike Perry hints are retirement as he details tough weight cut for UFC 255

Mike Perry has taken to Twitter to detail a particularly rough weight cut.

By John Balfe - 20 Nov 2020

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry is having a tough time ahead of hitting the scales ahead of the Friday’s weigh-in window closing in advance of his UFC 255 bout with Tim Means this weekend.

Perry, a longtime member of the welterweight division, has detailed on Twitter that he is having trouble hitting the 171-pound mark required for non-title welterweight fights — and has gone so far as to suggest that this may lead to him retiring from the sport.

Perry is set to fight UFC veteran Means on Saturday in a fight which could mark his second straight win in the UFC following this summer’s unanimous decision win against Mickey Gall. ‘Platinum’ hit a few headlines in recent months after opting to having his girlfriend, Latory Gonzalez, as the sole member of his corner team. Perry later announced an online auction to be a part of his corner, with the likes of Darren Till and porn star Kendra Lust supposedly entering, but the Perry-Gonzalez ticket is a solo one.

And judging by Perry’s tweets early Friday, the cut has been far from ideal.

At the time of writing, Perry still has several hours to cut the remaining weight ahead of the two-hour weigh-in window opening in Las Vegas.

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