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Mike Perry sends Darren Till a warning: “I’m going to fight him”

"I want to go to South Florida and work with Yoel Romero..."

Even though it seemed like Mike Perry and Darren Till had buried the hatchet, the former still wants to fight, warning the Englishman.

Perry defeated Mickey Gall in the co-main event at UFC on ESPN 12 this weekend. It was a much-needed return to the win column for Perry, who had lost his two previous bouts. Much attention was brought to the fact that Perry only had his girlfriend Latory Gonzalez in his corner, though the welterweight still picked up a clear-cut win.

While they have feuded before, Perry and Till seemed to have buried the hatchet ahead of the former’s fight at UFC on ESPN 12. Till even wished Perry good luck in his bout, in a humerous post on Instagram.

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Good luck today bro @platinumperry

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However, that hasn’t diminished Perry’s desire to face the English striker.

“I want to go to South Florida and work with Yoel Romero and feel that 185lbs weight class. Man, 170lbs is such a great place for me, but I want to fight Darren Till. I do want to fight that guy,” Mike Perry said in his warning to Darren Till at the post fight press conference.

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“I mean, if I see him in person I’m going to fight him. Nobody’s going to stop me. I’m going to grab him, I’m going to stick my finger into his eye, and I’m going to get a hold of him. I’ll say it out loud because I don’t care.”

Despite Perry’s longing for the above mentioned fight, Till no longer competes in the same weight class. Till made his middleweight debut at UFC 244 last November, winning a decision over Kelvin Gastelum. Currently ranked in the middleweight top ten, Till is expected to face former divisional champ Robert Whittaker next month.

A bout between Perry and Till seems unlikely at the moment, but there are certainly stranger match ups that have occurred in the UFC.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com